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Justrun - Social Gps Running Game, Riley Bergin, Maggie Cai, Simran Judge, Grace Ling Jun 2019

Justrun - Social Gps Running Game, Riley Bergin, Maggie Cai, Simran Judge, Grace Ling

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

With advances in technology allowing people to live more sedentary lives, more and more people are struggling to live a healthy active lifestyle. In the efforts to combat unhealthy styles of living, we wish to introduce a mobile app that takes advantage of motivational game mechanics to motivate players will make go on runs regularly.


Machine Learning Solution To Organ-At-Risk Segmentation For Radiation Treatment Planning, Brie Goo, Katrina May, Haobo Zhang, James Olivas Apr 2019

Machine Learning Solution To Organ-At-Risk Segmentation For Radiation Treatment Planning, Brie Goo, Katrina May, Haobo Zhang, James Olivas

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

In the treatment of cancer using ionizing radiation, it is important to design a treatment plan such that dose to normal, healthy organs is sufficiently low. Today, segmentation requires a trained human to carefully outline, or segment, organs on each slice of a treatment planning computed tomography (CT) scan but it is laborious, time-consuming, and contains intra- and inter-rater variability. Currently, existing clinical automation technology relies on atlas-based automation, which has limited segmentation accuracy. Thus the auto-segmentations require post process editing by an expert. In this paper, we propose a machine learning solution that shortens the segmentation time of organs-at-risk ...


Ikure Health Worker Tracker, Daniel Mendoza, Astha Singh, Mason Maeshiro Jun 2015

Ikure Health Worker Tracker, Daniel Mendoza, Astha Singh, Mason Maeshiro

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

For our Senior Design Project, we worked with a company in India called iKure. This company is a social benefits entrepreneurship that strives to provide affordable healthcare to citizens in rural India. In order to run their operations more efficiently, iKure asked us to create an application to track the location of their health workers as they travel throughout the rural communities. We worked closely with one of the employees at iKure, meeting biweekly through conference calls, in order to keep up to date on the companys developments. After careful consideration and additional feedback from iKure, we came up with ...


Beacon Pack, Aidan Barbari, James Mack, James Terry Jun 2015

Beacon Pack, Aidan Barbari, James Mack, James Terry

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

STEM technologies have the ability to spread information to those corners of the world where Internet access has yet to reach. However, there are very few technologies that can bring this necessity to developing countries, most of which do not have the capital to pursue these technologies. In this paper, we discuss Beacon Pack, a solar powered database in a travelers pack that can bring information acquired from the Internet to these individuals in developing countries with low-level cellular phones or "feature phones." Our product tackles this issue of providing this info, specifically news articles, to developing countries through an ...


Ikamvayouth, Weihan Li, Ann Parden Jun 2015

Ikamvayouth, Weihan Li, Ann Parden

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

IkamvaYouth is a non-profit organization in South Africa that would benefit from a streamlined system that expedites registration and optimizes communication for volunteers and learners. IkamvaYouth currently has multiple mediums for registering users, which is hard to track and manage. Our solution is to make a product for volunteers and learners. The learners will be able to identify the nearest branch. The volunteers will be able to identify the nearest branch and register for a position at that branch. The primary considerations for an application in South Africa is that it is practical and usable. The solution provide is based ...


Image Processing For The Extraction Of Nutritional Information From Food Labels, Nate Matsunaga, Rick Sullivan Jun 2015

Image Processing For The Extraction Of Nutritional Information From Food Labels, Nate Matsunaga, Rick Sullivan

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Current techniques for tracking nutritional data require undesirable amounts of either time or man-power. People must choose between tediously recording and updating dietary information or depending on unreliable crowd-sourced or costly maintained databases. Our project looks to overcome these pitfalls by providing a programming interface for image analysis that will read and report the information present on a nutrition label directly. Our solution involves a C++ library that combines image pre-processing, optical character recognition, and post-processing techniques to pull the relevant information from an image of a nutrition label. We apply an understanding of a nutrition label's content and ...


Low-Cost Electrocardiogram Device For Preventative Healthcare In Rural Populations Of Developing Countries, J.P. Ertola, Michael Whalen Jun 2015

Low-Cost Electrocardiogram Device For Preventative Healthcare In Rural Populations Of Developing Countries, J.P. Ertola, Michael Whalen

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

We have created a prototype electrocardiogram (ECG) device to screen rural populations of developing countries for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Our device is affordable and easy to use so it can be accessible to as many people as possible. We leverage widespread SMS infrastructures to remotely report cardiovascular health to doctors; thus not requiring the doctor to be on-site to interpret test results. Our device can be used to screen people for cardiovascular warning signs. Therefore, it is not meant to be a diagnostic tool.


Flippit: A Local Marketplace Mobile Application, Kyle Alwyn, Taylor Roden Jun 2015

Flippit: A Local Marketplace Mobile Application, Kyle Alwyn, Taylor Roden

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Every year, university students spend hundreds, if not thousands on textbooks. However, students cannot effectively sell off or return the used books. Current solutions do exist, but they are slow, difficult to use, and do not give a reasonable refunded amount. To solve the problem, we implemented a hybrid mobile application, built to be available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Throughout the development process, several competitors emerged in the local bookselling market, therefore, our team pivoted and went more broad, allowing users to buy and sell anything, rather than restricting the platform to only books ...


Pilot-1: Autonomous Fixed-Wing Aircraft Control System, Chris Millsap, Nathan Garvey, Faisal Hayat Jun 2015

Pilot-1: Autonomous Fixed-Wing Aircraft Control System, Chris Millsap, Nathan Garvey, Faisal Hayat

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

In the past decade, the personal ownership of unmanned aerial vehicles has exploded in the US and around the world. The rapidly declining size and cost of integrated circuits, sensors and embedded micro-controllers has lead to a flourishing community of hobbyists designing flight controllers with levels of sophistication approaching those for government and military applications. The typical flight assisted controllers integrate data from the user's control system and an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) in order to keep the craft level and on course. Deriving mostly from the radio controlled (RC) hobby industry, the flight control technologies for both rotary ...


Rsl Autonomous Rover, Cris Madrigal, Jiachi Zhang, Nicholas Peacock, Brogan O'Hara Jun 2015

Rsl Autonomous Rover, Cris Madrigal, Jiachi Zhang, Nicholas Peacock, Brogan O'Hara

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

Autonomous vehicles are useful for a variety of applications such as military, urban, and agricultural environments. This paper discusses adding an autonomous navigation system to an all-terrain vehicle by implementing controllers that interface with its current system, installing sensors on the vehicle for obstacle detection, and developing effective safety mechanisms to prevent injury to others. The result is a vehicle capable of waypoint navigation and obstacle avoidance. Testing the vehicle showed that the LIDAR and the autonomous navigation system were integrated seamlessly, and that the sensor output signals were successfully translated into vehicle commands the existing system uses. This system ...


Using Virtual Reality For Anxiety Therapy, Bryce Mariano, Paul Thurston Jun 2015

Using Virtual Reality For Anxiety Therapy, Bryce Mariano, Paul Thurston

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Phobias, defined as a persistent and often irrational fear of an object or situation, are a very common type of anxiety disorder that can make it extremely difficult if not impossible for sufferers to interact with the world in a normal and healthy fashion. Traditionally therapists have used a concept known as systematic desensitization to help patients gain control of the emotional and physical reaction to their phobia. Systematic desensitization is employed using a type of treatment known as exposure therapy in which the patients are gradually made to think about and eventually face whatever triggers their anxiety until they ...


Omnisplit: A Mobile Food Ordering Platform For Restaurant Staff And Patrons, Andres De Artola, Jordan Buschman, Ashley Sehatti Jun 2015

Omnisplit: A Mobile Food Ordering Platform For Restaurant Staff And Patrons, Andres De Artola, Jordan Buschman, Ashley Sehatti

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

The takeout industry has benefited greatly from smartphone technology, but the dine- in experience has lagged behind. There are several major issues with the current dining experience, including how to split the check and how to address the issue of poor customer feedback. Some mobile and desktop apps have tired to address individual issues of the restaurant dining process, but there is no single platform that attempts to fix the experience as a whole. We begin by outlining the idea behind OmniSplit, a small to medium business solution that seeks to address many of these issues simultaneously. OmniSplit combines online ...


Sankara Eye Records: Eye-Health Tracker For Children In India, Francis-Joseph Cuenca, Amy Truong Jun 2015

Sankara Eye Records: Eye-Health Tracker For Children In India, Francis-Joseph Cuenca, Amy Truong

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Sankara Eye Records is a web application created for Sankara Eye, an Indian-based outreach or- ganization that provides eye care services for underserved communities. Our goal is to make the process of creating and editing screening site records and schoolchildren eye health records quick and efficient. This will enable Sankara Eye to track childrens eye health over their school years. Our system will include a web application to be used by trained Sankara Eye personnel at screening sites and a backend database to store all their data.


Energy Management Tool Suite, Julian Bliss Jun 2015

Energy Management Tool Suite, Julian Bliss

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

ELEN 288 / COEN 282, Energy Management Systems, is a graduate course o ered at Santa Clara University concerning di erent methods and procedures energy companies utilize. Many algorithms taught in this class for predicting and measuring energy usage are dependent on the weather. For example, to predict energy usage for an upcoming day, if the day is predicted to have a max temperature of eighty degrees and a minimum temperature of fty- ve degrees, students can look in historical databases of weather for days that have similar weather, and infer that the energy usage might be similar as well. Energy ...


Groupright : Collaborative Group Management System, Kenneth Bigler, Scott Sarsfield, Zachary Wilson Jun 2015

Groupright : Collaborative Group Management System, Kenneth Bigler, Scott Sarsfield, Zachary Wilson

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

GroupRight is a comprehensive group decision-making platform for simplifying the organization of event scheduling, task management, and mass communication. Consisting of a website, iOS application and an Android application, GroupRight provides convenient tools for groups of all sizes to improve productivity. Users can quickly create and manage dynamic groups so that each member of the group can contribute to the overall system. Likewise, updates from individuals using GroupRights core tools are provided to the entire group to increase each members situational awareness.


Wej Collaborative Playlists, Jason Dougherty, Nicholas Fong, Alexander Hurst, Malia Lum Jun 2015

Wej Collaborative Playlists, Jason Dougherty, Nicholas Fong, Alexander Hurst, Malia Lum

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

WeJ (pronounced we-jay) is a mobile web application that provides users with the ability to collaboratively create music playlists and listen to them with each other in real time. Users will be able to search for songs to be added to the playlist, select songs from pre-made libraries, and up and down vote songs to determine what will be played next. Our goal is to bring people together through the power of music.


Wakabi: On-Demand Ride Service For Rural Uganda, Michael Brew, Bryant Larsen Jun 2015

Wakabi: On-Demand Ride Service For Rural Uganda, Michael Brew, Bryant Larsen

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

In Uganda, the majority of the population lives in rural villages that rely on last-mile distribution for goods such as vaccines, fresh water, trade goods, and other forms of humanitarian relief. Last-mile distribution refers to the last mile (or few miles) that goods must be transported in order to reach their final destination from a main delivery hub. Coordination is one of the primary issues that exist when trying to solve the last-mile problem. In this paper we present our solution to this problem: an SMSbased, on-demand ride-sharing service designed to empower the people of rural Uganda by helping organize ...


Uavino, Matthew Belesiu, Aaron Chung, Kirby Linvill, Nathan Carlson, Phillip Coyle, Megan Peekema Jun 2015

Uavino, Matthew Belesiu, Aaron Chung, Kirby Linvill, Nathan Carlson, Phillip Coyle, Megan Peekema

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

UAVino is a drone solution that uses aerial imagery to determine the overall plant health and water content of vineyards. In general, the system focuses on automating crop inspection by taking aerial imagery of a vineyard, conducting post-processing, and outputting an easily interpreted map of the vineyard's overall health. The project's key innovation is an auto-docking system that allows the drone to automatically return to its launch point and recharge in order to extend mission duration. Long term, UAVino is envisioned as a multi-year, interdisciplinary project involving both the Santa Clara University Robotics Systems Laboratory and local wineries ...


Aquasift: Point-Of-Use Microfluidic Detection System, Daniel Beyers, Jasper Tan, Brandon Young Jun 2015

Aquasift: Point-Of-Use Microfluidic Detection System, Daniel Beyers, Jasper Tan, Brandon Young

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

AquaSift is a portable, affordable, point-of-use system that performs microfluidic detection of contaminants in drinking water. It comprises four main components: a three-electrode sensor, a potentiostat circuit device, an Android application, and an online database. It utilizes three-electrode voltammetry by applying a voltage stimulus across the electrodes and reading the induced current on the water sample. Testing has shown that our system is able to detect arsenic in solution samples. The Android application serves as the user interface to the system, and the online database allows the mapping of test results on an easy-to-use website.


Dynamic Life Management Assistant (Dylma), Arturo Aguilar, Ruben Luva, David Mora-Barajas, Sunny Patel, Alejandro Rodriguez Jun 2015

Dynamic Life Management Assistant (Dylma), Arturo Aguilar, Ruben Luva, David Mora-Barajas, Sunny Patel, Alejandro Rodriguez

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Individuals currently face difficulty allocating time to achieve an ideal level of productivity. It is often demanding to manage tasks and responsibilities along with their specific priority level and deadlines. Likewise, managing health and wellness priorities while under the stress of a busy schedule can be just as challenging. The productivity tools of today offer a fragmented mobile experience that relies on a multitude of applications to achieve simple goals. A viable solution is a life-management system for Google Glass that integrates a user's schedule in order to aid productivity and time management. This system manages a series of ...


Code Girl, Tracey Acosta, Amanda Holl, Paige Rogalski Jun 2015

Code Girl, Tracey Acosta, Amanda Holl, Paige Rogalski

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Despite the growing importance of technology and computing, fewer than 1% of women in college today choose to major in computer science.[1] Educational programs and games created to interest girls in computing, such as Girls Who Code and Made With Code, have been successful in engaging girls with interactive and creative learning environments, but they are too advanced for young girls to bene t from. To address the lack of educational, computer science games designed speci cally for young girls, we developed a web-based application called Code Girl for girls age ve to eight to customize their own avatar ...


Gpu-Accelerated Lip-Tracking Library, Alex Deboui, Jesse Harder Jun 2015

Gpu-Accelerated Lip-Tracking Library, Alex Deboui, Jesse Harder

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

A major part of having correct pronunciation when learning a new language is moving your lips in the correct way. This is a difficult thing to learn and to teach. One solution to this is software which tracks a student's lip movements and provides feedback. This paper describes how we have created a C++ library to accurately track lips in provided images. Further, this library attempts to use a CUDA-enabled GPU implementation to improve the algorithm's performance. It will fall back on a CPU implementation if such a GPU is not found. As a result, the lip tracking ...


Ceg 860-01: Object-Oriented Programming, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan Oct 2014

Ceg 860-01: Object-Oriented Programming, Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan

Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan

This course motivates the need for object-oriented programming, and studies, in detail, object-oriented programming techniques, languages, and technology. The lectures will focus on the foundations of OOP, while the student presentations will focus on the applications and extensions of Object Technology.


A Semantic Web Services Architecture, Mark Burstein, Christoph Bussler, Michal Zaremba, Tim Finn, Michael N. Huhns, Massimo Paolucci, Amit P. Sheth, Stuart Williams Oct 2014

A Semantic Web Services Architecture, Mark Burstein, Christoph Bussler, Michal Zaremba, Tim Finn, Michael N. Huhns, Massimo Paolucci, Amit P. Sheth, Stuart Williams

Amit P. Sheth

The semantic Web services initiative architecture (SWSA) committee has created a set of architectural and protocol abstractions that serve as a foundation for semantic Web service technologies. This article summarizes the committee's findings, emphasizing its review of requirements gathered from several different environments. We also identify the scope and potential requirements for a semantic Web services architecture.


Digikey, Maziar Arjomand, Michael Hirabayashi, Tejender Singh Jun 2014

Digikey, Maziar Arjomand, Michael Hirabayashi, Tejender Singh

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

With the vast majority of university students carrying smartphones, more pieces of technology should take advantage of its availability. Currently, most lock and key systems are outdated and primitive. Our team is proposing a solution to this problem that makes use of the technology that we all carry in our pockets daily. Our solution, DigiKey, will improve security and ease of use along with adding on additional features to the current system with the use of smartphones as digital keys. DigiKey will utilize a database of digital keys that can be used from a smartphone to unlock a DigiKey lock ...


Location Based Recommendation Application, Nicholas Dario, Steven Goetter, Christopher Polson Jun 2014

Location Based Recommendation Application, Nicholas Dario, Steven Goetter, Christopher Polson

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

For our senior design project we decided to make an iOS application that could generate a list of nearby locations for the user to visit. We wanted the recommendation list to be unique for each user instead of a list of the most popular locations in the area. To accomplish this we developed our own recommendation algorithm from scratch. The algorithm uses a tagging system in which users and system administrators are able to add and modify the tags associated with locations. By using the tags associated with each location and with each user, our algorithm is able to generate ...


Mobile Audiometry Application, Kevin Nguyen, Shweta Panditrao Jun 2014

Mobile Audiometry Application, Kevin Nguyen, Shweta Panditrao

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

The Mobile Audiometry Application hopes to utilize the ubiquity of the mobile device by providing a means of healthcare focused on audiometry. This application enables a mobile device to perform audiometric testing to detect a user's hearing range, and notify the user whether he or she is suffering from hearing loss. This project seeks to fulfill a social need for increased access to hearing testing by providing a portable, affordable, and reliable screening tool that is accurate. The result was sleek application that provided a calibration method, executed an audiometry test using accurate and calibrated files, displayed the results ...


Namebuzzer, Diane Keng, Haiwen Chen Jun 2014

Namebuzzer, Diane Keng, Haiwen Chen

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

The NameExpert is an iOS mobile application that will help users remember the names of new acquaintances. Many people often experience situations where they would run into someone they have been introduced to before, but could not remember the name to. Situations like this tend to instigate feelings of frustration and awkwardness between both parties. Names are important as part of identity and so the NameExpert would allow individuals to connect names to things like location of the meet, appearances, and other systematic ways. The NameExpert would utilize an algorithm that is derived from a proven psychological research regarding the ...


Legacy Borehole Project, Maza Brady, Luke Cashman, Erin Hicks, Meghan Richey Jun 2014

Legacy Borehole Project, Maza Brady, Luke Cashman, Erin Hicks, Meghan Richey

Interdisciplinary Design Senior Theses

The Legacy Borehole Project is a three-year effort to design and build a sensor package that will be used to explore the geological and chemical conditions of the ocean floor. Over the course of three years, a mechanical structure and a robotic system will be constructed to lower sensors into previously drilled boreholes. As the team responsible for the development of the first year of this project, we have constructed a prototype sensor package and mock mechanical structure to test a communication interface between the sensors and a graphical user interface. The sensors were tested by lowering the sensor package ...


Tail: Data Structures Tutorial Site, Lauren Jauco, Ian Parker, Allie Rodriguez, Tyler Upadhyaya Jun 2014

Tail: Data Structures Tutorial Site, Lauren Jauco, Ian Parker, Allie Rodriguez, Tyler Upadhyaya

Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses

Any intermediate computer programmer will learn data structures. A data structure stores and organizes in-formation into useful groups in order for a computer program to run as efficiently as possible. Data structures become extremely important when managing large amounts of data, whether it be as simple as managing statistics for a basketball team, or as critical as accounts for online banking. The current way to learn data structures is through classes and online Java applets. In classes, most professors teach by drawing the data structure and editing the information on a board. Data structure tutorial websites mimic this visual way ...