Honors Theses and Capstones

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Project Type

Senior Honors Thesis

College or School



Electrical and Computer Engineering

Program or Major

Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Kent A. Chamberlin

Second Advisor

Wayne Smith


The project was designed to get a better sense of the phenomenon referred to as Earthing. Earthing is defined as the process where the human body is in contact with the earth and can freely transfer ions between the Earth and itself. Those promoting the idea of earthing say that this transfer of ions is important in maintaining a healthy immune system, and they claim that the recent increase in autoimmune diseases is the result of humans being insulated from the ground because of the shoes they wear and the places in which they live.

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