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Demonstration of Signal Processing Applications at the Tempe Corona Del Sol High School

Tempe, Dec 14, 2013 and May 15, 2014

NSF AJDSP TUES Phase 3 and I/UCRC Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) Programs

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This activity was part of the outreach efforts of the NSF funded J-DSP project. The objective of this activity was to introduce signal processing, using applications and demonstrations, to high school seniors and juniors in a mathematics class at Corona Del Sol (CDS) High School. These activities are also part of the NSF Research Experiences for Teachers (RET).

NSF J-DSP and RET Project Team: Deepta Rajan, Mahesh K. Banavar, Henry Braun, ASU.

RET Lead at CDS: Andrew Strom, CDS High School.

Advisor and NSF TUES and I/UCRC RET Principal Investigator: Andreas Spanias.



The demonstrations were performed using the Android-based AJDSP app.Three Android signal processing demonstrations were given to the CDS students: 
    - A step-counter using the accelerometer on the Android mobile device; 
    - A noise canceling demonstration using a sound recorder and a filter; and
    - A heart-rate monitor using the camera on the mobile device (PPG). 

Each demonstration was approximately fifteen minutes long. Details on the demonstrations, and previous work with in-class implementations at the undergraduate level can be seen in [1]. 

The students in the CDS class were first given a brief introduction to signal processing with some examples. The class was then divided into three groups with approximately 10 students in each group. The demonstrations were presented to the student groups by the NSF J-DSP and RET team from ASU. After the demonstrations, the session ended with a Q&A session. The duration of the entire activity was approximately one hour. 

Future Work: The results of this activity will be used as the foundation for an RET program involving Mr. Strom at CDS High School. 

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[1] D. Rajan, A. Spanias, S. Ranganath, M. Banavar, P. Spanias, "Health monitoring laboratories by interfacing physiological sensors to mobile Android devices", In Proc. IEEE FIE 2013.





Prof. Andreas Spanias, SenSIP center, ECEE, Arizona State University
Dr. Mahesh K. Banavar, Arizona State University
Andrew Strom, Corona Del Sol (CDS) High School


SenSIP J-DSP and RET Project at Corona Del Sol (CDS) High School

NSF J-DSP and RET Project Team members: Rajan, Banavar and Braun giving hands-on demonstrations of AJDSP apps for health monitoring




The event is co-sponsored by NSF (Award No. 0817596) and the SenSIP Center, Arizona State University. Also supported by a SenSIP/NCSS Research Experiences for Teachers (RET) I/UCRC supplement.

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