Date

6-2014

Degree Name

BS in Electrical Engineering

Department

Electrical Engineering Department

Advisor

John Oliver

Abstract

Both competitive and recreational swimmers want an efficient swim stroke but often lack consistent feedback with technical insight. Competitive swimmers rely on coaches for instruction but have to stop swimming to listen. The Real Time Swim Instructor project provides live feedback to a swimmer so they can feel their stroke correction while they’re swimming. The developing swimmer feels the difference between correct and incorrect form instantaneously.

The project takes on the responsibility of measuring the moving body, accurately determining stroke improvement, functioning under water, and providing recognizable feedback. Additionally, the user can review their swim from data stored in memory. The device does not restrict or alter the swimmer’s natural stroke so they can swim normally with the gear as they do without it.