Device for the week 4 – SAMSUNG GEAR ICONX
SAMSUNG GEAR ICONX
The Gear IconX is a new breed of Bluetooth wearable that combines two separate earphones which work entirely without wires.
What’s great about it:
– Attractive design
– Includes a heart-rate monitor
– easy to-use （Compatible with any smartphone）
– Each wireless headset has two microphone which deliver a strong audio experience during ongoing calls
What could be improved:
– Short battery life
– Lacks water-resistance
The Gear Read more →
Virtual Reality Threadmill
Cindy ChanTuesday, Sep 13, 2016 - 02:46:06 am
The Virtuix Omni™ is a first-of-its-kind active virtual reality motion platform. Active VR, where your actions in the virtual world are controlled by first-person navigation like walking or running, creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down.
More details: http://www.virtuix.com/
“If you really want that full-motion experience, what you’ll need is a gaming rig that lets you Read more →
Viktor SiegerMonday, Sep 12, 2016 - 11:57:00 pm
Smarthalo is a device for your bicycle. Features include navigation-assistance, a light that automatically turns on and off and an alarm if thieves try to steal your bike. Similar to many other smart devices it connects to smart phones, but the interface seems easy to grasp.
Touchy is a wearable interactive art device by Eric Siu, a new media artist from Hong Kong. It is a helmet-like device which resembles a camera and covers the user’s eyes, blocking their vision. When the user is touched by another person, the shutters will open and close, allowing the user to see for an instant. When the user maintains Read more →
Phonotonic /Device #3
Phonotonic is a smart object and an app that changes motion into music, blending the physical and musical world together. By shaking the Phonotonic, corresponding musical beats, melody or sound effect will be blasted through external speakers. Different musical instruments can also be changed, by using an accompanying Phonotonic application
The Phonotonic sensor can also be removed, and placed onto Read more →
Our Personal Cocoon /Our Interactive Device
By Martin, Yi Xian, and Tania
Inspired by the SensorBox, our team decided to harness its sensory-qualities and implement it into a personal ‘cocoon’, or space, for each user.
How it functions: – A smartphone sister application, and external sensors which will be placed around the house, recording and transferring sensory data (eg. air quality, light, humidity, length of conversations Read more →
Weekly Device: SignAloud
Arvid LångströmTuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 04:43:50 pm
The SignAloud gloves can translate sign language(American Sign Language) to speech. This helps people who normally have trouble to communicate, such as deaf or mute people. It gives them a voice in a sense.
With sensors on the wrists and hands it can measure movement and position, and which signs are made. This is then sent via bluetooth to a computer, which then Read more →
Device of Week#2
MartinTuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 04:07:06 pm
Clime is a small thing with multiple sensors inside it self, the sensors can feel temperature, movement, humidity and light. This gives the thing multiple areas of use for example exotic animals and herbs!
Tape measure of the future
Cornelia Damber HåkanssonTuesday, Aug 30, 2016 - 03:31:39 pm
The Bagel is a smart tape measure designed by Bagel Labs that will allow users to measure areas an original tape measure never could. The company expects to begin distribution in November 2016.
Link to video.