Demo Abstract: SEPTIMU - Continuous In-situ Human Wellness Monitoring and Feedback using Sensors Embedded in Earphones - Microsoft Research

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A mobile phone, as a pervasive device, has great potential in human wellness monitoring. In this demo, we first present the design and implementation of our hardware - SEPTIMU. SEPTIMU consists of a small baseboard and a pair of tiny sensor boards embedded inside conventional earphones. The baseboard provides power conversion and data communication

through the normal audio jack interface. The embedded sensor board is 1×1cm2 and integrates 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, thermometer, photodiode and microphone. Secondly, we evaluate SEPTIMU using a mobile application that continuously monitors body posture and provides feedback to the user.