Biometric and Assessment Technology
The applied research arm of The Specialized Foundation is drives towards proving that our cycling intervention of students riding for six weeks, at least three times per week, with a minimum time in zone of 20 minutes at 115 BPM or higher. We specifically look at outcomes in three specific categories: academic, health, and social success. This page should provide you an overview of the program, the resources you need to be successful, and some granularity into the goal of the research.
Scosche Rhythm Plus / 24 Heart Rate Monitor
Microsoft Surface Pro (or similar system)
We developed a state of the art, fully de-identified data collection system in conjunction with Optum United Health Care and North Pole Engineering in order to measure the effectiveness of the Riding for Focus program. There were well founded concerns about being fully compliant with all governing regulations regarding health and academic information, specifically for minors. We addressed those in our design, empowering the educator to be the one who is able to create fully redacted reports that allow The Specialized Foundation to analyze program implementation, constantly improving it. To review set up instructions follow this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hUbxkeK1YlffqO_QZh5q4Stth0liTShzV_bn3ckBJh4
All of the fancy hardware and high-speed software is meaningless, unless we can measure the effectiveness of the cycling intervention. In order to make the implementation of the assessments as easy as possible, The Specialized Foundation created google sheets for students, parents, and teachers to fill out the assessments. The goal of the assessments are for them to be completed and entered prior to beginning the 6 week cycling period, and upon completion of the cycling unit. To access all the assessments click on this link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14ZlqbVCdg_kslPVx69wCU9EfJtrYNY13