ECE Faculty Member on Team Receiving Patent

July 24, 2023

Dr. John Ball (photo by Robby Lozano / © Mississippi State University)

John Ball, Associate Professor and Robert Guyton Chair of Teaching Excellence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with three other MSU professors and a MSU research engineer, were awarded US patent #11672480, “Wearable flexible sensor motion capture system” on July 13, 2023.

The invention provides a novel system and device for wearables for humans and animals that capture and store kinematic and kinetic data and movement during training, rehabilitation, real-time events, and the like, analyze such data and movement in real-time during and after such activities, and provide output, feedback, assessment, and actionable biomechanical data and information about the wearer.

Other members of the team include Reuben F. Burch, Tony Luczak, David Saucier and Harish Chander. Full details are available on line here.

To read more about Dr. Ball’s research and areas of interest, visit his faculty page.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Mississippi State University consists of 27 faculty members (including seven endowed professors), seven professional staff, and over 700 undergraduate and graduate students, with approximately 100 being at the Ph.D. level. With a research expenditure of over $14.24 million, the department houses the largest High Voltage Laboratory among North American universities.