In the beginning... there was the brick!http://www.lego.com/
and it keeps getting smarter...http://mindstorms.lego.com/
into a paradigm that is known as:Physical Computing
Physical Computing makes things come to life“in the broadest sense, means building interactive physicalsystems by the use of software and hardware that can senseand respond to the analog world.”in Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_computing
a Turn Signal Biking Jackethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtNEPkwCfxA
a Piano Staircasehttp://thefuntheory.com/piano-staircase
or Back to the Future sneakershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Efr2TaEPo
Physiological ComputingBioelectrical: Because living cells, tissues andorgans produce electrical or electromagneticfields (e.g. cellular action potentials)Biomechanical: Because living cells, tissuesand organs produce and are subjected toforces or displacement (e.g. accelerometry)
Biometric RecognitionH. Silva; A. Lourenço; F. Canento; A. Fred; N. Raposo; "ECG Biometrics: Principles and Applications", Proc International Conf.on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing, Barcelona, Spain, February, 2013.
Artistic DemonstrationsH. Silva; A. Fred; A. Lourenço; "Check Your Biosignals Here: Experiments on Affective Computing and Behavioral Biometrics",Proc Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Portugal, October, 2011.
EDA | Emotional Arousalunderstandarousalconductivityreaction to a stimuliautonomic nervous system
EDA | Emotional ArousalH. Silva; A. Fred; S. Eusébio; M. Torrado; S. Ouakinin; "Feature Extraction for Psychophysiological Load Assessment inUnconstrained Scenarios", Proc Int, Conf. of the IEEE Eng, in Medicine and Biology Soc., USA, pp. 4784 - 4788, 2012.
Accelerometer | MotionS. Palma; H. Silva; H. Gamboa; P. Mil-Homens; "Vertical Jump Flight Time Measurement: A New Method Based onAcceleration Signals ", Proc Congress of European College of Sport Science, July , 2007