Author:
Marie Caniglia
Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Upper Primary, Middle School, High School
Grade:
6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Tags:
  • Activity Trackers
  • Computer Science
  • Linux
  • Raspberry Pi
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs

    Activity Tracker Improvement

    Overview

    In this project, students will start by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of existing activity trackers and determining the variables that affect the accuracy of these trackers. Students will then conduct interviews with people who wear activity trackers or wear a tracker themselves for a week to determine the pros, cons, and accuracies of the trackers. Then, codes and algorithms will be used to determine what should count as the threshold for a step to achieve maximum tracker accuracy by using Sparkfun Inventor's Kit, Raspberry Pi, and Linux.

    Section 1

    In this project, students will start by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of existing activity trackers and determining the variables that affect the accuracy of these trackers. Students will then conduct interviews with people who wear activity trackers or wear a tracker themselves for a week to determine the pros, cons, and accuracies of the trackers. Then, codes and algorithms will be used to determine what should count as the threshold for a step to achieve maximum tracker accuracy by using Sparkfun Inventor's Kit, Raspberry Pi, and Linux.