Sophomore JMU Engineering student and undergraduate researcher in the Wearable Computing Group, Stephen Mitchell, presented his initial research on measuring athlete performance at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference on Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) at Randolph College. His work examines using low-cost inertial measurement units (IMU) to calculate an athletic performance measure called the "Drop Jump Ratio". These IMUs are low-cost, light weight, and more mobile than traditional force plates used to calculate the drop jump ratio. More information can be found in his abstract and poster.
Stephen's work is supported through collaborations with Dr. Stu Thompson in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Bucknell University and Dr. Rosha Wunderlich in the Department of Biology at JMU.