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BioMetric Suit

Installation Art, Interactive Design

BioMetric Suit

The prototype of a biometric suit that translates motion into light.
Stitched into the fabric of this shirt are tiny devices called accelerometers. Accelerometers can be used to translate movement (specifically, a vector of force) into data. The accelerometer records both the magnitude and direction of the force, and an attached Arduino micro-controller takes that data and runs it through a program designed to display the intensity of that force is a shift in the spectrum of light produced.
The final goal of this project is to provide instantaneous biofeedback on a users motion. Ultimately, the data captured from this will allow the user to explore and better understand their movement and energy expenditure in specific activities or throughout their day.

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Design by Elaine Cheung & Adam Cantor as part of the GRIN CITY’S CULTURE LAB RESIDENCY

Installation at the Science Center of Iowa

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