In this exercise, we used Phidegets (sensing and control devices), to simulate Hip Hop dancers’ gestures, and translate the gestures into the commands and control the music.
PILLOWTALK: HEARBEAT PUMPING PILLOW
The idea is basically putting a band strapping around your chest and cuddling a glowing pillow with a heartbeat that matches or sync to his/her lover’s heartbeats.
The Bionic Boot is made by inventor Keahi Seymour as a device which makes a human run faster.
What’s great about it:
– let users run up to 25 miles per hour.
– easy to-use
What could be improved:
– to extend the distance and speed( now, it can only up to 25 mph (40 km/h)).
– the Bionic Boots weigh in at six pounds, it needs Read more →
Baidu Kuaisou is a set of smart chopsticks that can detect if food is contaminated. By pairing the chopsticks with a phone/computer you can get information about the oil in the food, if it’s good or bad. There is also a light on each chopstick that flash in different colors depending on the results.
The Necomimi is a wearable device which senses the user’s brainwaves and reacts accordingly. The neko (cat)’s ears, at the top of the band wiggles and changes direction in accordance to the brainwaves sensed.
How it works (Official Company Statement):
Step 1: Neurons firing in the brain give off electrical impulses, which are picked up by the forehead sensor.
Step 2: The Read more →
A mini project, where the appearance of the cat is voice-activated. Should the sensor sense a louder volume (input) above a certain threshold, the box lid will open up, revealing the little cardboard kitty (output).
The kitty’s appearance was aided by servo-motors, activated by a Phidget Interface Kit.
The Phidget Interface Kit was then plugged to MaxMsp on a laptop, Read more →
Lazy Scratcher was done with the use of a phidget and software – Max7 MSP. Trying out the possibility of scratching just by a soft (or hard) press of a button to get the satisfaction of a scratch…without really scratching.
Hiody is a hooded jacket with a music player embedded in it.
The speakers are embedded into the hood and the controls are above the pocket, and a 3.5mm audio jack in the pocket. This enables the users to plug in their phone/music player to play their music through the jacket.
Quite simple controls to play and stop the music (single Read more →
Song Wig is an ingenious and playful piece of wearable tech by Japanese creative lab PARTY. This interactive device offers a new way of sharing music. The user experience has a large social element, as the users interact with the device as well as with one another.
One main user wears the device and shares music with physical proximity. It works similar to wireless headphones and syncs Read more →
Tissue please is an interactive device prototype made using Phidgets motor kit last semester. The perfect companion for anyone with the sniffles, it offers you a tissue when you sneeze and wishes you good health.