Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠto begin on October 24, 2017

 Class List of Fall Semester 2017

“Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠ” will begin on October 24. This is a class for students in “Minor Course of Science and Technology for Global Leaders”. But all master’s & doctoral students can take it if you have interest. The class will be conducted in English.

Theme & Objective

Prof. TripetteThis course mostly focuses on novel ICT solutions able to positively impact our habits towards healthier lifestyles. The inclusion of accelerometer sensors in technologies that we used every day (smartphones, video games…) allows to monitor the volume of daily physical activity, encouraging active lifestyles and a better management of energy balance. In the future, new ICT will play a crucial role for the prevention of metabolic disorders and the increase of healthy life expectancy. The objective of this course is to make students more familiar with the accelerometer-based mobile health technologies.

Message to Students

Please, join and experience an ‘active’ science class.
The class will start straight with practical exercise. No introduction class will be conducted. The students who are not sure whether they want to take the class are encouraged to ask questions in advance. Inquiries can be addressed at Julien Tripette.
Tel: 03-5978-2036
Office: Comprehensive Research Building R712

Lecture Outline

Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠ [17S1022]
Number of Credits
Tripette, Julien (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Comprehensive Research Building R805
Date & Time
October 24, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
October 31, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
November 7, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
November 14, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
November 28, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
December 5, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
December 12, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10)
December 19, Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10)
Lecture Plan

Subtitle: Accelerometer-based technologies for health promotion

Essential Engineering & Technology for Global Leaders I is an 8-lecture course. Most of the class content consists in practical exercises. You will use an Arduino board to build an activity tracker. First, you will be introduced to the Arduino environment and write some simple programs. Second, you will build the hardware of your activity tracker. Third, you will design a suitable software to process acceleration data and turn them into intelligible physical activity outcomes. The last class consists of a brief oral presentation of your work during the semester. Ideally students will work in groups of 2 people. Lectures are conducted in “simple” English.

  1. Arduino Workshop (3h)
  2. Physical activity monitor – hardware: 3-axis accelerometer (3h)
  3. Physical activity monitor – hardware: real time clock (3h)
  4. Physical activity monitor – hardware: memory (3h)
  5. Making a case using a 3D printer (3h)
  6. Physical activity monitor – software: acceleration data processing (3h)
  7. Physical activity monitor – software: step-count algorithm (3h)
  8. Final presentation (1h30)

The above plan is subject to changes depending on the progress of students.

Key references will be made available for students depending on the copyright.
Open-access on-line material is extensively used.


Registration Period: Mon., October 2 through Sat., October 14
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.


Ochanomizu University Leading Graduate School Promotion Center
Tel: 03-5978-5775