Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠ to begin on October 15, 2019 (canceled)

 Class List of Fall Semester 2019

This class was canceled.
“Essential Engineering & Technology for Global LeadersⅠ” will begin on October 15. 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 supporting healthy 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 [19S1022]
Number of Credits
Tripette, Julien (Project Associate Professor of Ochanomizu University)
Target Audience
Graduate Students
Date, Time and Location
October 15, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
October 29, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
November 5, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
November 12, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
November 19, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
November 26, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
December 3, Period 1-4 (9:00-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
December 10, Period 3-4 (10:40-12:10) Comprehensive Research Building R805
If the students come with their own laptop, they might be asked to install some software. Further details will be given during the first lecture.
Lecture Plan
Subtitle: Accelerometer-based technologies and 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 learn 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. Physical activity monitor – assembling (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 is a tentative plan and is subject to changes depending on the progress made in class)

Out-of-class Learning
The homeworks consists in finishing the practicals that may not have been finished in class.
Key references will be made available for students depending on the copyright.
Open-access on-line material is extensively used.


Registration Period: Tue., October 1 through Mon., October 14
If you cannot register during above period, please contact Academic Affairs Office in Student Affairs Building.
*For undergraduate students, please contact Leading Graduate School Promotion Center.


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