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Baroesque Barometric Skirt: Visualising Physiological & Environmental Data Together


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Presentation I gave on the construction of my Baroesque Barometric Skirt at Smart Textiles Salon at the MIAT Museum on June 6th 2013.

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Baroesque Barometric Skirt: Visualising Physiological & Environmental Data Together

  1. 1. Baroesque Barometric SkirtVisualising Physiological & Environmental Data TogetherSmart Textiles Salon 2013Rain Ashford -
  2. 2. Hello!Image: Rain Ashford
  3. 3. I’m an avid self-tracker and fan ofsensors!Images: Rain Ashford
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. I use sensors and other electronics to create interactive wearables and artImages:RainAshford
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. …I enjoy incorporating the technologyinto the designImages: Rain Ashford
  9. 9. Baroesque Barometric SkirtImages: Rain Ashford
  10. 10. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: pattern & sewingImages: Rain Ashford
  11. 11. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: design & paintingInfluences: Japanese painting / Okami game charactersImages: Rain Ashford
  12. 12. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: circuit prototypingImages: Rain Ashford
  13. 13. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: breadboard to stripboardImages: Rain Ashford
  14. 14. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: detachable electronics apronImages: Rain Ashford
  15. 15. Baroesque Barometric SkirtSensors:Images: Rain Ashford Pressure Altitude Environment temp My temp°C (Celcius), Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)
  16. 16. Images: Rain AshfordDisplays environmental & physiological data °C (Celcius), Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)Baroesque Barometric Skirt(Low) Blue / Cyan / White / Green / Yellow / Magenta / Red (High)
  17. 17. Images: Rain AshfordDisplays environmental & physiological data °C (Celcius),Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)Baroesque Barometric Skirt: Code
  18. 18. Images: Rain AshfordDisplays environmental & physiological data °C(Celcius), Pa (Pascal) and m (meter)Baroesque Barometric Skirt: data
  19. 19. Baroesque Barometric Skirt: Challenges Design of skirt Choice of fabric Weight of components Batteries: weight & longevity Design of code / algorithm Washability Design of circuitry & craft of electronics Flexibility of RGB LED strip Extraction & visualisation of meaningful data Aesthetics of garment & electronicsImage: Rain Ashford
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention!@Rainycathttp://rainycatz.wordpress.comRain Ashford 2013