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Slides from my show and tell talk on visualising physiological data in my wearable technology work, at Quantified Self Europe 2013 conference, Amsterdam.

Slides from my show and tell talk on visualising physiological data in my wearable technology work, at Quantified Self Europe 2013 conference, Amsterdam.

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    • Visualising Physiological DataQuantified Self Europe 2013Rain Ashford - http://rainycatz.wordpress.com
    • Hello!Image: Rain Ashford
    • The convergence and miniturisation of computing and communications tech meanswe’ll all be wearing our phones soon!Image: PinterestPossibly a little more discreetly!
    • The miniaturisation of technology has changed how people build & use wearable tech &electronics; they’re no longer comprised of cold, bulky sharp, boxy or ugly components thatyou might prefer to remain hiddenImage: Steve Mann
    • ..but until fairly recently wearable technology was heavy, angular, clunky or other wordly!Wearable Wireless Webcam, Steve Man, 1994Person with a head-mounted display (HMD), wired glove and joystick. Image: NASAMannGlass Welding HelmetPhillips SKIN ‘Bubble’ dress
    • Beam me up Scotty…..Sci-Fi has a lot to answer for!Images: Jean-Luc Picard as Borg Locutus by El Carlos / TriVisoHMD 2012 image by Rain AshfordImages: Star Trek Tricorder & Peter Jansen’s Tricorder Project Mk2, Lt Uhura Paramount Pictures, Jawbone headset uncredited image
    • But there’s no escaping that wearable tech was influenced by cyborgs & theirfriends!Images: Robocop DVD cover, pic by Plamdi, BSG motivational poster by thegreatgeekmanualRobotWearableCop Venn diagram, derivitive repurposed by Rain Ashford, original by GraphJam, RobocopMinis pic by infelix
    • There is also a fear of technology, machines, cyborgs, robots, etc.“Let’s just hope that they all don’t show up at once.“ AnonImage: unknown author / popular culture
    • I’m an avid self-tracker and fan ofsensors!Images: Rain Ashford
    • I use all sorts of sensors…EEG (Electroencephalography), GSR (Galvanic Skin Response), magnometer, temperature,proximity, light, movement, barometric (temp, altitude, pressure)Images: Sensors: Seeed Studio & Sparkfun, MindWave Mobile, Rain Ashford
    • I use sensors and other electronics to create interactive wearables and artImages:RainAshford
    • Soldering whilst wearing Necomimi brainwave cat earsI’m interested in… Social interaction – formal and informalevents where one is put on the spot/excruciating circumstances: networking,bars, clubs, meet ups, introductions,conferences, etc.Building multi-sensor wearables whichoutput data on the wearer’s physiologicalsigns comprised of various componentssuch as: a logging device sensors – tracking physiological signs:EEG, GSR, heart rate, accelerometer,temperature, etc. Actuators C code / algorithmsTo be… Visually reactive Sonically reactive Might record sound / display feedbackfrom user cameraImages: Rain Ashford
    • For me, the availability of sewable electronic & e-textiles has revolutionised the way I andmany artists & designers work…Images: LilyPad Arduino + accessories, Adafruit Flora pics by Rain Ashford,LilyPad Dev kit by Protosnap, Sensors: Seeed Studio & Sparkfun
    • …I enjoy incorporating the technologyinto the designImages: Rain Ashford
    • Hacking existing tech, such as Eric Boyd’s Heart Spark & combining with my own ideas andcomponents has allowed me to make pieces such as ‘You Make My <3 Flutter’: a proximitydetecting, heart rate sensing ‘techlace’Images: Rain Ashford
    • Images: Rain AshfordI’ve hacked the Heart Spark and added another heart shaped pendant that I’ve made whichIncludes a proximity detector to switch on the pulsing LEDs from my heart rate
    • Images: Rain AshfordI have plans for to expand this piece into a speed dating device to collect and combinequantitative data via temperature and posture to record and show how people’s physiologicalreactions differ from qualitative responses
    • Yr In Mah Face’ is temperature /mood sensing t-shirt - uses Celsius temperature datafrom a sensor, averages it, then visualises the results via LEDs.Images: Rain Ashford
    • ‘Yr In Mah Face’: uses an algorithm to decide and display the wearers temperature – coolcalm and collected or hot and bothered!Images: Rain Ashford
    • Baroesque Barometric SkirtImages: Rain Ashford
    • Baroesque Barometric SkirtSensors:Images: Rain Ashford Pressure Altitude Environment temp My temp°C (Celcius), Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)
    • Images: Rain AshfordDisplays environmental & physiological data °C(Celcius), Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)Baroesque Barometric Skirt
    • Necomimi brainwave cat ears..practicing manipulating concentration / meditationImages: Rain Ashford
    • NeuroSky Mindwave Mobile headsetImages: Rain Ashford
    • EEG bar-graph prototypingImages: Rain Ashford
    • EEG LED matrix prototypingImages: Rain Ashford
    • EEG LED matrix prototypingImages: Rain Ashford
    • Future uses for visualising data on the body Subtle notifications Not so subtle notifications!Including: Light, Visuals, Sound, MovementFor: Medical Communications Industrial Art Fashion Performance Sport Military LifestyleImage: Rain Ashford
    • Challenges Standards & classifications Interoperability Sustainability Security of data Battery / power Washability Marketing focus User ExperienceImage: Rain Ashford
    • Thank you for your attention!@Rainycathttp://rainycatz.wordpress.comRain Ashford 2013