Huan Liu

Vimo Labs Inc.


Huan Liu received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He then worked at Accenture Technology Labs where he continued academic research, resulting in 30+ publications in a variety of areas such as Cloud, Big Data and Gamification. He co-founded Vimo Labs Inc. in 2013 and had been working on fitness applications based on patent-pending motion tracking technology.

Develop motion sensing applications with sensors in Android Wear

Room: N-121 | Time: 11:10am - 11:30am

There had been a proliferation of specialized sensors designed for specialized purposes, such as Fitbit, Fuelband, Moov, Altas for fitness, or SwingByte for golf analysis. However, as commodity wearable devices, such as Android Wear watches, become mainstream, there is a paradigm shift to more software based solutions. Instead of using specialized sensors, most applications can leverage the commodity sensors that already exist on the wearable devices.

This talk gives an introduction of sensor capabilities of Android Wear devices. Then we show several practical applications that utilize the motion sensors on Android Wear devices. One such application is a fitness application that tracks exercise repetitions automatically, and thus tracks calories more accurately based on repetitions and workout intensity. Another application is a professional sport coaching application which advises the user the proper form.

(depending on your audience, this talk can be tailored from beginner to advanced. I can go as deep as sensor algorithms, or stay high level at an introduction level).

11:10am - 11:30am