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Fibulus Hoop is a part of Beyond Screens project
This slideshow is edited from Beyond Screen's official book

BEYOND SCREE...
FIBULUS HOOP

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FIBULUS HOOP

FIBULUS HOOP

INSPIRATION
We wanted to motivate people to walk and so to enable that we thought of allowing ...
FIBULUS HOOP

FIBULUS HOOP

PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP
The project organized two workshops to teach us basic programming and Ard...
FIBULUS HOOP

FIBULUS HOOP

RESEARCH
For device A, we came up with the idea of having a band around the ankle as it would
...
FIBULUS HOOP

FIBULUS HOOP

MECHANISM
To facilitate the counting of the number of steps in device A, we came up with three...
FIBULUS HOOP

FEEDBACK FROM TOMAS
We had our review with Tomas Sokoler [from ITU, Copenhagen] and he asked us to focus on ...
FIBULUS HOOP

FIBULUS HOOP

FUTURE WORK
Since the prime focus was more on getting interesting and potential concepts, we h...
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  1. 1. Fibulus Hoop is a part of Beyond Screens project This slideshow is edited from Beyond Screen's official book BEYOND SCREENS
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  3. 3. FIBULUS HOOP FIBULUS HOOP INSPIRATION We wanted to motivate people to walk and so to enable that we thought of allowing the user to set his own walking target and monitor his walking activity. To implement this we decided to have two devices (device A and device B). One device (A) would be worn by the user and would be used to monitor his/her walking activity. The other (B) can be any device that can be placed at home or workplace and can be used to set the goals and also for post walk reflection. 47
  4. 4. FIBULUS HOOP FIBULUS HOOP PROGRAMMING WORKSHOP The project organized two workshops to teach us basic programming and Arduino. First was the Processing workshop where we were introduced to the basic Processing language and the Processing software. Programming workshop with Tomas Sokoler: The second workshop was with Tomas Sokoler who taught us to use Arduino. Knowledge of Processing language helped us to program Arduino boards. By the end of the workshop we made few crude but working prototyes of our ideas using Arduino boards. Controlling LEDs using Arduino Controlling a motor using light, via Arduino 49
  5. 5. FIBULUS HOOP FIBULUS HOOP RESEARCH For device A, we came up with the idea of having a band around the ankle as it would be easier to conceal it and thus would make the process of monitoring personal. After fixing on the idea of a band, the next step was to come up with a way to monitor the walk of the user. The initial idea was to have a pulse counting device and a motion sensor in the band. The pulse rate value can be used to calculate the number of calories burned. The immediate feedback can be viewed by the user with the help of an unconventional display system on the band. A small motor in the band will move a rod attached to it, the rod will push a colour coded rubber strip outwards. The position of the bulge will give the immediate feedback. Here the problem we encountered was that the pulse rate can change unexpectedly and quickly due to various reasons like stress, fear, anger, rigorous physical activity etc. Relation of pulse rate to various parameters Brain storming session For device B, we formulated a concept of using an hourglass. The band can be connected to the hourglass by using a USB cable and an electronically controlled valve will allow sand to pass from the top half to the bottom half depending on the amount of walking done by the person. Care was taken that all device B objects are either household or of day to day utility. Initial Form of Device A Hour Glass concept
  6. 6. FIBULUS HOOP FIBULUS HOOP MECHANISM To facilitate the counting of the number of steps in device A, we came up with three technology concepts. In the first method we decided to use piezo-electric technology to count the steps. In the second concept we decided to have two ankle clips on both the ankles, one will be a transmitter and the other the receiver. The third concept was to use a thermographic sensor, the ankle band would have a thermographic sensor that would sense the other foot via thermal imaging technique. Transmitter-Reciever The paperX concept: The most crucial outcome of our brainstorming was the ‘paperX’ concept. Here a special type of paper is used, similar to a thermochromic paper. The paperX changes colour when it’s heated. The paperX is placed on a slot in the band [called Fibulus Hoop], which also has a small heating coil. The pedometer technology is used to count the number of steps. At the end of the day the user can take out the paperX from the slot and then stick it on to a normal calendar or a diary. Device A form iterations Few form iteration were made to check various objects and patterns on which paperX can be fitted. paperX Concept with the Fibulus Hoop Piezo-electric method
  7. 7. FIBULUS HOOP FEEDBACK FROM TOMAS We had our review with Tomas Sokoler [from ITU, Copenhagen] and he asked us to focus on how the data transfer was taking place. He asked us to explore the area between synchronous and asynchronous data transfer. Thus we started working towards the final variants in the design space. The design space can be seen in the video: https://vimeo.com/86704983 FIBULUS HOOP
  8. 8. FIBULUS HOOP FIBULUS HOOP FUTURE WORK Since the prime focus was more on getting interesting and potential concepts, we had less time to dig out in-depth practicality of these concepts. More ideas can pop out from these concepts, especially with the paperX and screen interaction concept. PaperX, itself as a medium of data transfer can acts as a motivation to incorporate more physical data transfer objects in this world of over-whelming digital equipment. Such physical data transfer objects can play additional roles like motivation, entertainment or as memorabilia. One other dimension to carry forward this concept can be of exploring more objects that help in post walk reflection with other additional roles. It might even push a need for inventing objects that can be incorporated in daily life as well as for post walk reflection. Illustrations : Vijay Menon 3D renderings : Kushal Sanghavi 69

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