Using a Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless mini PC Hackster.io member Jen Fox has created a wearable Raspberry Pi impact force monitor to help keep your “very important brain and body safe” says Fox. The project is classed as an intermediate build and will take approximately two hours to complete and requires a portable battery charger and a SparkFun Triple Axis Accelerometer Breakout LIS331 together with a few other components such as header pins resistor LED and jumper wires and the Raspbian Raspberry Pi OS.
“How much impact can the human body handle? Whether it’s football, rock climbing, or a bicycle accident, knowing when to seek immediate medical attention after a collision is incredibly important, especially if there are no obvious signs of trauma. This tutorial will teach you how to build your very own impact force monitor!”
“This open-source project uses a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an LIS331 accelerometer to monitor and alert the user of potentially dangerous G-forces. Of course, feel free to modify and adapt the system to suit your various citizen science needs. Note: Build fun stuff with the Impact Force Monitor! However, please don’t use it as a substitute for professional medical advice and diagnosis. If you feel that you have taken a serious fall, please visit a qualified and licensed professional for proper treatment.”
To build your very own Raspberry Pi impact force monitor jump over to the Hackster.io project page by following the link below, where Fox explains more about calculating force impacts and using Python code to calculate the variables on the Raspberry Pi.