Rehab Exercises Getting Repetitive and Boring? Use Them to Collect Data Instead

NYU Tandon School of Engineering researchers report their use of volunteers including physical therapy and rehabilitation patients in a “citizen science” project, in which the repetitive exercises the patients were already doing were employed to collect and analyze data.

“Citizen science” is how people with little or no scientific training can voluntarily participate in research projects, notes a media release from NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

In this particular project, the NYU Tandon scientists employed the volunteer participants to environmentally map the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn via a miniature instrumented boat. 

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