ARK

SDP18 Team 21

UMass Amherst ECE



What is ARK?

ARK stands for Augmented Reality Kick. Our mission is to implement non-camera-based extremity tracking for use in AR.


The Problem

  • AR users are unable to incorporate extremities into an interactive application unless their device camera can directly face them
  • There are no inertial sensing products for extremity tracking that can be used in AR applications


The System Specifications

  • App connects to Bluetooth and begins game in less than 10 seconds
  • App must determine user’s kick speed and direction
  • System delay < 300ms
  • Maximum dimensions of device: 4 x 3 x 2 inches
  • Maximum weight: 1 lb
  • Minimum battery life: 5 hours

The Block Diagram

Meet The Team


Matteo Bolognese


Electrical Engineer

Hardware Guru

Device Design, Assembly, PCB Design, & Power

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  • Chad Klinefelter


    Computer Systems Engineer

    Database Guru

    Data Management & App Development

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  • Jackie Lagasse


    Computer Systems Engineer

    UI/UX Guru

    Augmented Reality & App Development

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  • Ethan Miller


    Electrical Engineer

    Algorithms Guru

    Device Communication & Sensor Interfacing

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