Norwalk, CT/April 1, 2023 — Q30 Innovations and The Ohio State University College of Engineering are proud to announce that they’ve been working on a joint Undergraduate Design Capstone Project to assist Q30 in determining the feasibility to add biometric sensors to the Q-Collar. The project will be facilitated through The Ohio State University Office of Sponsored Programs, and will be under the direction of Professor Dan Wisniewski, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
“We’re excited to partner with Ohio State University on this project. Adding additional technical capabilities to the Q-Collar is an important part of our roadmap,” explained Jamison Float, Q30’s VP of Product Innovation. “We anticipate this will be a valuable learning experience for us and the students participating.”
The initial focus is determining the feasibility of collecting inputs and onboarding necessary sensors into the Q-Collar to collect data on athletic performance, injury prevention, health biometrics, military comms integration and product functionality. Among the sensors being tested are accelerometers, heart rate monitors and GPS technologies. The second phase of the project will see the students work on functional testing, aligning on if the sensors should be applied through direct Collar integration, a Q-Collar Sleeve, or a removable accessory.
“Having worked on the Q-Collar in the past, I am very excited about this partnership with Q30 and The Ohio State University Mechanical Engineering Department, said Professor Wisniewski.
“It is great to see the students gain valuable experience in industry, as well as apply the design process to test the feasibility of sensors and help further develop the Q-Collar for future athletes.”
The project commenced on January 26, 2023, and it is scheduled to run through the end of the year.