Date of Award
Senior Honors Thesis
College or School
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Program or Major
Kent A. Chamberlin
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.
Rioux, Paul T., "The analysis of ion flow between the human body and local ground" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 16.