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Prototyping a Mobile Application Aimed to Streamline the Process of Preparing for Medical School Applications

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Less than half of all premedical applicants get accepted into a medical school, 39.3% of applicants to be precise, and that statistic is based on the number of matriculants out

Less than half of all premedical applicants get accepted into a medical school, 39.3% of applicants to be precise, and that statistic is based on the number of matriculants out of the total applicants in 2015. With such a discouraging acceptance rate, many students who start out as premed are often not towards the end of their undergraduate career and post-graduation because they do not feel prepared for medical school. It’s difficult for premed students to find all the information they need in one place rather than going from place to place or school website to school website. Additionally, it can be a hassle for premeds to keep track of all their coursework and calculate separate GPAs for each category especially due to how annoying Excel spread sheets can be. This is where the conceptualization of Premed Portfolio comes in. Premed Portfolio is a prototype mobile application. Premed Portfolio aims to streamline the process of preparing for medical school by guiding students to create a portfolio aimed to address the most important aspects of a medical school application. Students will be able to keep track of their cumulative GPA, BCPM (also known as science/math) GPA, MCAT Scores, prerequisite coursework and many more targeted areas of medical school. Premed Portfolio will also hope to use the stats that students provide and educate them on their chances of getting into medical school.

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  • 2019-05

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Using Language Generation to Create Weather Forecasts

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The face of computing is constantly changing. Wearable computers in the form of glasses or watches are becoming more and more common. These devices have very small screens (measured in

The face of computing is constantly changing. Wearable computers in the form of glasses or watches are becoming more and more common. These devices have very small screens (measured in millimeters), and users often interact with them through voice input and audio feedback. Weather is one of the most regularly checked app category on smart devices, but weather results on these devices are often limited to raw data, canned responses, or sentence templates with numbers plugged in. The goal for this project was to build a system that could generate weather forecast text, which could then be read to a user through text-to-speech. By using methods in language generation, the system can generate weather forecast text in millions of different ways. This is all computed locally, and it covers every possible weather case. In order to generate natural weather forecast texts, the system retrieved raw weather data from a weather API and created the text through six methods: content determination, document structuring, sentence aggregation, lexical choice, referring expression generation, and text realization. Content determination is the process of deciding on what information to include in a computer generated text. The document structuring phase deals with the order and structure of the information. Sentence aggregation is the merging of similar sentences to improve readability and to reduce redundancy. Lexical choice is the process of putting words to concepts. Referring expression generation is the process of identifying objects, regions, time periods, and locations within a text. Finally text realization involves creating sentences with proper syntax, morphology, and orthography. Through these six stages, a system was developed that could generate unique weather forecast text from raw data accurately and efficiently. It was built for iOS devices with Apple's new programming language, Swift, and it will be ported to the Apple Watch when the API is fully opened to developers.

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  • 2015-05

Usage of a Texas Instruments Smart SensorTag for Personal Applications: Fall Detection and Prevention to Enhance Elderly Living

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Every engineer is responsible for completing a capstone project as a culmination of accredited university learning to demonstrate technical knowledge and enhance interpersonal skills, like teamwork, communication, time management, and

Every engineer is responsible for completing a capstone project as a culmination of accredited university learning to demonstrate technical knowledge and enhance interpersonal skills, like teamwork, communication, time management, and problem solving. This project, with three or four engineers working together in a group, emphasizes not only the importance of technical skills acquired through laboratory procedures and coursework, but the significance of soft skills as one transitions from a university to a professional workplace; it also enhances the understanding of an engineer's obligation to ethically improve society by harnessing technical knowledge to bring about change. The CC2541 Smart SensorTag is a device manufactured by Texas Instruments that focuses on the use of wireless sensors to create low energy applications, or apps; it is equipped with Bluetooth Smart, which enables it to communicate wirelessly with similar devices like smart phones and computers, assisting greatly in app development. The device contains six built-in sensors, which can be utilized to track and log personal data in real-time; these sensors include a gyroscope, accelerometer, humidifier, thermometer, barometer, and magnetometer. By combining the data obtained through the sensors with the ability to communicate wirelessly, the SensorTag can be used to develop apps in multiple fields, including fitness, recreation, health, safety, and more. Team SensorTag chose to focus on health and safety issues to complete its capstone project, creating applications intended for use by senior citizens who live alone or in assisted care homes. Using the SensorTag's ability to track multiple local variables, the team worked to collect data that verified the accuracy and quality of the sensors through repeated experimental trials. Once the sensors were tested, the team developed applications accessible via smart phones or computers to trigger an alarm and send an alert via vibration, e-mail, or Tweet if the SensorTag detects a fall. The fall detection service utilizes the accelerometer and gyroscope sensors with the hope that such a system will prevent severe injuries among the elderly, allow them to function more independently, and improve their quality of life, which is the obligation of engineers to better through their work.

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  • 2015-12

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MOVEGROOVE: AN IOS APPLICATION FOR ADJUSTING MUSIC TO RUNNING SPEED

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I have created a business plan for the idea of the development of an iOS mobile application called MoveGroove. MoveGroove plans to be a simple, yet engaging application that is

I have created a business plan for the idea of the development of an iOS mobile application called MoveGroove. MoveGroove plans to be a simple, yet engaging application that is designed to maintain a runner's desired pace through music modulation. MoveGroove will allow an individual to set his or her appropriate desired running or jogging pace, and will adjust (speed up or slow down) the music to match their desired pace. It will not be focused on direct competition, but rather, progress. MoveGroove is catered to all ages and types of individuals, whether the individual is a marathon runner or a power-walker through the neighborhood. This iOS application will allow individuals to remain focused, entertained, and engaged. This business plan will allow the reader to understand the foundation of the different types of operating systems resulting in the reasons for creating the application, MoveGroove; how to use the application to provide the mode effective results; and how MoveGroove will contribute to the mobile market. Additionally, within the business plan are categories that allow an individual to determine and compare its growth and marketability against other competitors in the market system. Ultimately, within the current mobile application market, there are over one million applications \u2014 the number of applications is continuing to increase each year. Applications are becoming a large part of the mobile phone. This particular application, MoveGroove, will provide a new way in the mobile market that will increase the productivity of individuals while producing a unique blend of recreational and goal-setting values as they exercise.

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  • 2016-05

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RecyclePlus: A Sustainability iOS Application

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RecyclePlus is an iOS mobile application that allows users to be knowledgeable in the realms of sustainability. It gives encourages users to be environmental responsible by providing them access to

RecyclePlus is an iOS mobile application that allows users to be knowledgeable in the realms of sustainability. It gives encourages users to be environmental responsible by providing them access to recycling information. In particular, it allows users to search up certain materials and learn about its recyclability and how to properly dispose of the material. Some searches will show locations of facilities near users that collect certain materials and dispose of the materials properly. This is a full stack software project that explores open source software and APIs, UI/UX design, and iOS development.

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  • 2020-05

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The Design, Development, and Marketing of a Mobile Game

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The thesis document describes in detail the decision making process and research that went into each step in the process of designing, coding, launching, and marketing a mobile game. This

The thesis document describes in detail the decision making process and research that went into each step in the process of designing, coding, launching, and marketing a mobile game. This includes major challenges and methodologies for overcoming them or changing course as well as significant revisions that were made to the game upon receiving market and user feedback. The game, Sheep In Space, was launched on to the Windows Phone 8 marketplace initially via the use of the GameMaker: Studio game engine. From there, following a series of revisions Sheep In Space launched on the Android marketplace and has been undergoing further changes before the final launch to iOS. The revision and launch strategy was determined based off of market feedback from a variety of facets, including direct word of mouth, reviews, downloads, analytics data, and social media reaction.

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  • 2014-12

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A Discreet Mobile Application for Domestic Violence Victims

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This project explores how modern mobile technology can be used to provide support for domestic violence victims. The goal of the project is to create a proof-of-concept iOS mobile application

This project explores how modern mobile technology can be used to provide support for domestic violence victims. The goal of the project is to create a proof-of-concept iOS mobile application that maintains a discreet safety front and provides domestic violence victims with resources and safety planning. The design and implementation are disguised as a hair salon app to maintain a low profile on the user’s phone. The HairHelp app features quick exit navigation, a secure database to store a user’s private and personal documents in case of emergency, and a checklist of safety planning measures. The steps taken in this project serve as the foundation for a larger project in the long term.

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  • 2021-05

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Fresh15

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Fresh15 is an iOS application geared towards helping college students eat healthier. This is based on a user's preferences of price range, food restrictions, and favorite ingredients. Our application also

Fresh15 is an iOS application geared towards helping college students eat healthier. This is based on a user's preferences of price range, food restrictions, and favorite ingredients. Our application also considers the fact that students may have to order their ingredients online since they don't have access to transportation.

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  • 2018-05

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Route Planner iOS Application

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When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which

When planning a road trip today, there are solutions that let the user know what comes along their route, but the user is often presented with too much information, which can overwhelm the user. They are provided suggestions all along the route, not just at those times when they would be needed. RoutePlanner simply takes all that information and only presents that data to the user, that they would need at a particular time. Gas station suggestions would show when the gas tank range is going to be hit soon, and restaurant suggestions would only be shown around lunch time. The iOS app takes in the users origin and destination and provides the user the route as given by GoogleMaps, and then various stop suggestions at their given time. Each route that is obtained, is broken down into a number of steps, which are basically a connection of coordinate points. These coordinate point collections are used to point to a location at a certain distance or duration away from the origin. Given a coordinate, we query the APIs for places of interest and move to the next stop, until the end of the route.

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  • 2014-12

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An iOS Application for Palliative Care Patients

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As technology's influence pushes every industry to change, healthcare professionals must move to a more connected model. The nearly ubiquitous presence of smartphones presents a unique opportunity for physicians to

As technology's influence pushes every industry to change, healthcare professionals must move to a more connected model. The nearly ubiquitous presence of smartphones presents a unique opportunity for physicians to collect and process data from their patients more frequently. The Mayo Clinic, in partnership with the Barrett Honors College, has designed and developed a prototype smartphone application targeting palliative care patients. The application collects symptom data from the patients and presents it to the doctors. This development project serves as a proof-of-concept for the application, and shows how such an application might look and function. Additionally, the project has revealed significant possibilities for the future of the application.

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  • 2015-05