I was asked to write a forward on Wearable Technology for the BOLD blog.
You can read the article here.
My paper “Sensing the Environment through SpiderSense” has been accepted at the 4th Augmented Human International Conference in Stuttgart, Germany.
I will be presenting on Thursday March 7th.
“Recent scientific advances allow the use of technology to expand the number of forms of energy that can be perceived by humans. Smart sensors can detect hazards that human sensors are unable to perceive, for example radiation. This fusing of technology to human’s forms of perception enables exciting new ways of perceiving the world around us. In this paper we describe the design of SpiderSense, a wearable device that projects the wearer’s near environment on the skin and allows for directional awareness of objects around him. The millions of sensory receptors that cover the skin presents opportunities for conveying alerts and messages. We discuss the challenges and considerations of designing similar wearable devices”
You can find the program of the conference here.
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I watched today the amazing TED talk of Hugh Herr about Biomechatronics.
In 1982 he had a tragic accident and lost both of his limps, today he wears his bionic limps and can walk, jump and run better than a normal human.
Watch his talk here: