Sergio Majluf

April 16th Presentation

by Sergio Majluf on April 16, 2013

Here is my presentation for today more…

Xbee wireless link tutorial

by Sergio Majluf on April 3, 2013

For the projects working with wireless and XBee, I documented what I got working with XBees series 1. I think it’s relevant to share, because most of the documentation I could found was for Series 2, making it more confusing than it actually has to be. I see three possible scenarios: If you can have an Arduino […] more…

Augmented Guitar playing [update]

by Sergio Majluf on March 26, 2013

Besides getting the technology working, I’ve spent some time organising thoughts about my goals for this project. Building a working prototype while documenting the process is the starting point. However, my ‘Tall Pole” will not be only creative or technical this time. I’d like to work on an article regarding my process and findings during this project. […] more…

Project update

by Sergio Majluf on March 12, 2013

To come up with this week’s MVP, I wanted to test the technology behind my project idea. The list of things that should work together was nothing too complicated at first sight: Arduino Analog sensors (attachment to hand to be defined) MIDI output form the Arduino Software synthesizer or other host Sensing the “hand movement” is too […] more…

Literature Review

by Sergio Majluf on March 5, 2013

I published my findings and comments on my blog. more…

Visualization of Fitbit data

by Sergio Majluf on March 5, 2013

Here are my charts and notes from the Fitbit data. more…

Biomotion Lab

by Sergio Majluf on February 26, 2013

A while ago I (Golan Levin did, actually) mentioned a project that tracked user movements by capturing a special pattern outfit. I was looking the link for that (which I still haven’t found), and came across this online gait simulation. Check out the entire website and it’s demos for other interesting stuff abut this. more…

Project Ideas

by Sergio Majluf on February 26, 2013

IMU-based (wearable) motion capture It’s always an interesting challenge to replicate something with a high accuracy level, just using DIY tech: FreeIMU openIMU Having the technology as a platform, it would make sense to apply it in other projects like: Human movement visualization tool Daily activity monitoring The musical expressiveness of the foot Does this sound […] more…

On Biomechanical Energy Harvesting

by Sergio Majluf on February 26, 2013

The document describing the process and results for harvesting energy from the movement of the human body is an interesting example of how one can present new findings in a clear and precise, yet colloquial way. Although there’s lots of repetition among the Introduction and the next two or three sections of the document (mostly […] more…

Data representation can maker or break an academic paper

by Sergio Majluf on February 19, 2013

The academic paper “The effect of a new syringe design on the ability of rheumatoid arthritis patients to inject a biological medication” described the methodology and results obtained from a study comparing the regular syringe against a new and improved product, designed to facilitate the application of sub cutaneous medicine in patients with several degrees of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). […] more…