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A new Zigbee-based device for measuring visual reaction time in sport activities
  There is a growing demand for smart tools and devices that measure visual reaction time during sports and physical activities in outdoor environments. However, one of the major problems is the need to maintain an on-time 1 pulse per second (pps) reference with a known uncertainty. The introduction of ultra-low-power wireless chipsets such as Zigbee technology open new horizons for many new use cases. This paper investigates in-depth the calibration and the reliability of a new wireless Zigbee-based device for smart modeling of sport practioners interactions and measuring remotely their reaction time. The uncertainty of the calibration is shown to be less than 100 µs.

  • Date:

    01 February 2018

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  • Publisher

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Ali, B. B., Dugas, É., Naceur, A., & Romdhani, I. (2018). A new Zigbee-based device for measuring visual reaction time in sport activities. In 2017 International Conference on Engineering & MIS (ICEMIS)



Calibration; reliability; B-percept; visual reaction time ; Zigbee.

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