\"Gaitway\" to Acceleration
Student teams use sensorsâmotion detectors and accelerometersâto collect walking gait data from group members. They import their collected position and acceleration data into ExcelÂ® for graphing and analysis to discover the relationships between position, velocity and acceleration in the walking gaits. Then they apply their understanding of slopes of secant lines and Riemann sums to generate and graph additional data. These activities provide practice in the data collection and analysis of systems, similar to the work of real-world engineers.