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Seed Grant Awardee: Liz Cohen

The Body and Representation is a proposed course where students are exposed to the work of artists using the body as a tool to produce meaning, evoke metaphor, and mobilize political actors. During the course, students from a variety of disciplines will respond to prompts and have the opportunity to produce creative projects or researched papers. In addition to the course, there is a proposed lecture series.

Seed Grant Awardee: Wenlong Zhang

Low-cost and lightweight wearable soft robots can be used in labor-intensive jobs and sports training to reduce muscle efforts and joint loads, improve performance, and prevent injuries. This project builds upon the success of our last GSI-funded seed project.

Seed Grant Awardee: Kenan Song

This proposal aims to develop a fiber sensor that enables in-situ detection of motion, temperature, and sweat level through multi-layer design, namely: motion detection in the core layer, temperature detection in the middle layer, and, moisture detection in the outer layer.

Seed Grant Awardee: Jorge Caviedes

In this project we propose immersive biofeedback for spinal fitness training and rehab therapy exercise based on a 3D visualization of an athlete-specific, anatomically correct spine model that is animated by wireless sensors.

Seed Grant Awardee: Xiangfan Chen

Sports injuries, especially the bones and cartilages damages, pose significant challenges and require surgical intervention. Currently, tissue engineering represents a promising solution towards the repair and replacement of diseased and damaged bone tissue with engineered grafts, which can provide mechanical support during repair and regeneration of injured tissue.

Seed Grant Awardee: Robert LiKamWa

The proposed project will develop an augmented reality coaching system for individualized sports training with a focus on athletes’ kinesthetic and spatial awareness.

Seed Grant Awardee: Mary Neubauer

We propose that Sport and Craft are counterparts to one another and especially connect to the body-centered, disciplined physical aspects required for both 3D art making and sport. We want to know where these skill-sets meet and recognize the similarities to approach and connection of subject matter where the culminating physical award is an object of achievement, recorded history, and desire.

Seed Grant Awardee: Jennifer Vanos

We will collaborate with community groups and high schools in South Phoenix to deploy a granular network of urban AQ and temperature sensors to support athlete health.

Seed Grant Awardee: Alaina Zanin

Our project proposes to address this community need through by (a) developing an applied non-profit internship course at ASU to develop students as empowered role models and community youth sport coaches, (b) collaborating with local youth nonprofits and schools to create new sport access sites for girls, and (c) creating an empirically-based and culturally adapted volunteer coach training course.

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