We describe the design of a compact, wireless sensor module meant to capture expressive gestures in real-time when worn at the hands and feet of a dancer. Each sensor node includes a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) that contains three orthogonal gyroscopes and accelerometers in order to capture local dynamics, as well as a capacitive sensor to… (More)
There has been a growing interest to incorporate Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) in various military applications. UUVs can be easily deployed in an area of interest such as offshore fleet operating regions and littoral penetration zones to collect critical data. In many military scenarios, collected sensor data have to be transmitted to a host station… (More)
The ORCA-VII is a fully autonomous submarine built to compete in the 2004 International AUV competition. The ORCA-VII is 48" long, 28" wide, and approximately 45 kg. The vehicle is propelled by a pair of horizontal thrusters mounted on the sides and a pair of vertical thrusters on the bow and stern. Autonomous navigation is aided by a suite of instruments… (More)
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This thesis describes the design and implementation of a wireless 6 degree-of-freedom inertial sensor system to be used for multiple-user, real-time gesture recognition and coordinated activity detection. Analysis is presented that shows that the data streams captured can be readily processed to detect gestures and coordinated activity. Finally , some… (More)