Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2016.


Electrical Engineering

First Advisor

Sarah Kate Wilson


Skateboarding is not a hobby for the faint of heart. It is a treacherous mode of transportation. One small stone could lead to a face plant. These dangers are magnified at night, when previously visible objects become practical invisible. There is also the issue of distracted skating. Just like distracted driving leads to accidents, distracted skating can result in similar problems. When a skateboarder is distracted, the safety issues inherent in skateboarding are magnified and reaction time slows.

The most perilous time this is when skateboarders are skating while distracted at night. Although the simple answer would be to put away the distraction, a skateboarder may need to follow map software to get to their destination at night. Unfortunately, this necessity makes them especially at-risk.