Call for participation in a biomedical/mechanical masters research experience

Recognition and Classification of Aggressive Movements Using a SmartWatch

A new research project is being done at The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre (TOHRC) which involves developing a smartwatch app that can recognize aggressive movements. The project team is looking for participants to help with this study.

As a participant in this study, you would perform an activity circuit that includes gentle and aggressive actions (e.g. shake hands, punch a boxing bag, clap), with a Microsoft Band smartwatch on both wrists and a smartphone on a belt. These devices will record sensor data while you complete the circuit. Testing will take approximately 25 minutes.

This research has been approved by both the Ottawa Health Science Network and University of Ottawa Research Ethics Boards. More information is included in the following documents: Recruitment textConsent Form

For any questions or to arrange for an appointment please contact Franck Tchuente ( or Dr. Edward Lemaire at 613-737-7350 ext. 75592 (, at your convenience.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.