2012 - Users Conference - San Francisco
Energy Expenditure Monitoring and Musculoskeletal Injuries Evaluation Using PI System 2010
PI Coresight was renamed PI Vision in 2017
Last fall, M2M Lab was mandated by Defense Research and Development Canada to build a physiological monitoring system to evaluate human body energy expenditure and related data for musculoskeletal injuries analysis. A few lab ergometers have been retrofitted to communicate with PI System interfaces, and some Web services have been adapted to use 3G cell phones converted in mobile collecting node for human performance sensor network. A total of 18 soldiers did a series of outdoor tests over four days, testing an exoskeleton-like technology. 35 million records per day have been sent to PI AF and PI System 2010. The data has been used in real-time, with PI AF feeding into PI Coresight and a custom Google Maps page with critical information. Analysis has been done using PI Data Access, with an external library for FFT analysis and Microsoft Reporting Services for the final reports.
Hulix Genie Conseil
Francois Ruel holds a technical and bachelor's degree—and is completing a master degree—all in electrical engineering. His expertise is in the fields of instrumentation and signal processing. He has more than 10 years of experience in industrial measurement systems and real-time data integration in the decision-making process. He founded an engineering consulting company in data-logging and industrial information technology.
Dr. Denis Boucher
Dr. Boucher holds a Ph.D. in experimental medicine. His clinical expertise lies in the fields of exercise physiology, nutrition, obesity and human performance. Dr. Boucher has authored and coauthored 12 books. He is also a science columnist for TV and radio shows in Quebec. He currently blogs for the magazine The Hockey News. He has published many articles related to health and performance.