Chance conversations

A couple of ideas for modelling in August:

An engineer travelling to London talked about having to check the harmonics for a sports stadium that was going to be used for a concert during the olympics.  You've got to be careful about the beat of the music if people are going to be jumping up and down at the same time.  Here is an article that puts this in a slightly more technical way!  Lots of potential here for a session on modelling.

Nike have designed a wristband called "Fuelband" which measures your activity and converts it into one measurement which they call NikeFuel.  The concept is that you can have a common measurement for different sports and you can record your exercise.  But how do they take your movements and convert it to one number?  It would be interesting to think about their model at the camp.  How to do it without endorsing Nike is another matter ...!


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Date: Friday, 2. March 2012 12:25
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