Imagined Wearable – Ampliovisionem – Jovana Ivanovic

Jovana Ivanovic

Imagined Wearable – AmplioVisionem <— click here to download file

Technology has been advancing at an alarming rate, from simple calculators and automobiles to supercomputers performing high calculation-intensive tasks and even rovers landing on other planets. The most memorable achievements in technological development are often large advancements and get publicized tremendously, much like the rover Curiosity that landed on Mars. However, some of the most innovative gadgets can be something small, like a cellular phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. These helpful tools can make us stronger, better, or allow us to communicate with the world easier.

 

One of the most overlooked wearable accessories that has been around for centuries would be the spectacles, also known as glasses. The main purpose of glasses is for vision correction or eye protection, allowing those with poor vision to see the world around them better. Sunglasses are used for protecting ones eyes from the ultraviolet rays from the sun, as long was simply wearing it for aesthetic or fashion purposes. Imagine what it would be like if a simple pair of glasses could grant one super powers. Of course these glasses would not allow you to fly or lift objects with your mind, however they would grant enhanced vision at extraordinary levels. The name for this certain pair of spectacles would be the Amplio Visionem, as their main purpose is to amplify one’s vision in reference to their particular need. Using a number of different interchangeable lens combinations of different colours, one would be able to enhance one’s vision in a certain way. A few examples of what the Amplio Visionem would grant is the ability to see people without clothing, 3D vision, thermal vision, x-ray vision, night vision, 3D vision, and allow the user to zoom. What would be the purpose of these different combinations, and how would they better society? One of the most evident uses would be in the field of security, the police, and the army. By allowing the user to see the target without clothing, security officers could easily inspect for dangerous objects when boarding air planes. There would have to be a certain limit as to what one could see of course for privacy reason, however it would rid airports of the uncomfortable pat downs and scans. The police and army would greatly benefit from the thermal and night vision, and it could help save many lives by allowing them to identify dangerous objects where they previously could not. In the field of medicine, x-ray and thermal vision would also greatly assist in saving peoples lives by allowing doctors to see certain parts of the body without all the clunky medical equipment getting in the way, and freeing up their hands. Finally there is personal entertainment, such as being able to see far away locations when on vacation, or staying up later at night due to the night vision.

 

How would these innovative glasses work exactly? The first concern would be power, and with everything going wireless now it would charge wirelessly online. In order to easily control the different lens combinations a simple micro controller would be connected to the product using Wi-Fi. In order to differentiate the different lenses from one another, the frames would read a special bar code or chip on the edge of the lens. This product would not be a one time deal either, as it can go on as an ongoing business by making more lens combinations. Some examples of what could be added would be the ability to take pictures or record videos. These pair of glasses are also not that far from being brought to reality either. Already prototypes of similar glasses are being introduced. A research and development program released by Google and titled Project Glass is meant to serve as an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The information would be displayed similar to that of a smart phone, with hands free interaction and voice recognition commands. With such an innovative product just around the corner, it is possible that we would see the Amplio Visionem in the near future.

imagined wearable

My project is a jacket that has signals and lights on the back. This is useful when you are riding your bike at night time and drivers can’t see you. Also the jacket would have right and left signals because some bikes don’t have them. It is a very simple project but  should already be available by now!

Who doesn’t want a pair of these?

Heels are girl’s best friends. They have the magic to create the illusion of making the wearers legs appealing longer. But they are also not the greatest choices when it comes to long day of work. Me myself owned over thirty pairs of heels, but many of them, I found are same colour with different height or they are very similar, therefore I’m thinking it would be nice to have a pair of heels that would be great wear for social circumstances. I come up with this idea that, to create a pair of shoes that can be transform into different varieties of form and style, Many of us girls would understand the pain we will go through, with this design, it allows the heel to retract from normal flat shoes to super fabulous gaga heels. It also allows the shoes changes its colour as well as the style. The Apps will constantly update the style and the colour, following the newest fashion trends.

Feel like dressing up a little bit? Just simply take out your phone, click the button, and wait the shoes does its job.

How does it work?

1. Need to own a pair of this goody.

2. Download the “pimp my heels” apps on the phone.

3. Elect the height of the heels depends on the occasion.

4. Choose the style of the shoes.

5. Pick the right colour for the day.

6. Let it do its job.

 

There!  You are good to go !

NUTRIMETER

 

BACKGROUND

Nutrition labeling became mandatory by Health Canada for all prepackaged foods on December 12, 2007. This means that all food companies have to include nutrition labeling on their prepackaged foods (www.hc-sc.gc.ca).

The current system is not a very effective one since:

1- It only covers a few categories which in most cases only shows about 10 core nutrients (Calories, Fat, Cholesterol, Sodium, Carbohydrate, Protein, Vitamins A and C, Calcium and Iron).

2- Values are depicted based on a certain portion of the prepackaged food, therefore a level of math is required by the user to calculate the exact percentage of the nutrients intake.

3- For some of the nutrients in these charts, a daily value (DV) below 5% is considered little/low and a DV higher than 15% is considered a lot (a bit confusing comparing to the 0-100% scale).

4- The daily values are based on general public’s profile and do not accommodate people with special dietary needs/health conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUTRIMETER

Nutrimeter is a wearable technology that enables users to retrieve detailed information about prepackaged foods and their nutrition values.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(above: Nutrimeter is showing nutrition values in different categories–more categories are accessible by swiping the screen down. Above the allowed/average nutrient values (based on the users’ profile) are shown in red. Marginal nutrient values are shown in orange. Nutrients values which do not follow the 0-100% scale have min/max indicators–blue vertical lines.)

 

HARDWARE

Nutrimeter is a wearable gadget (usually worn on one’s wrist) with a small screen that is equipped with a 2D barcode/marker scanner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(above: users can easily enter the portion weight of the food they are about to enjoy. Depending on the scanned marker, measurement unit switches between grams, millilitres, and pieces).

 

USER INTERFACE

There are three parts to the UI:

1- Detailed information about the product, covering all the nutrient categories.

2- System alerts users if they have exceeded their maximum daily intake of a certain nutrient based on the users’ profile (age, weight, gender, lifestyle, etc.). System can also track/keep record of users’ weekly or monthly intake of a certain nutrient.

3- System alerts users with special dietary needs. These dietary needs and settings could be specified by the users as part of their user profile and/or by their family physician who has access to their user profile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(above: Nutrimeter is showing a graph, depicting Cholesterol intake of the user on daily basis. Gray line: amount of Cholesterol taken in a specific day of the month. Blue line: average intake. Red line: goal based on the user’s profile).

 

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS

1- To keep the production costs as low as possible, the current version of Nutrimeter retrieve its data from an internal data storage which is updated every time the user charges the gadget with their personal computer. Future versions could take advantage of wireless technologies to provide the most up-to-date data/information.

2- For people with special dietary needs, Nutrimeter can suggest and/or order remedies (that could be purchased at local drug stores) to control/reduce the negative effects of certain nutrients/food groups.

3- Nutrimeter can suggest alternate (healthier) nutrition choices based on the users’ profile, goals, location and availability of comparable products.

4- Nutrimeter markers could also be integrated in fresh food markets to expand the usability of this system beyond prepackaged foods (below).

Social Lenses

Being inspired by everyday communication and the social network (particularly Facebook) I have come up with the idea of “Social Lenses”. When looking at someone at the first glance, we often have an impression of what kind of person they could be based on their physical appearance and attitude (ex. looking at their ring finger to see if they are married etc.). However this kind of observation and guessing might not be accurate and take too much time and effort. Sometimes I wish that it could be as easy as typing a person’s name on Facebook and reading their profile information. And that’s how the idea of “Social Lenses” comes up!

“Social lenses” is a pair of glasses, could be of any style, the one thing that make it different from the normal glasses is that it has a switch button on the side. Once the button turned on, user would be able to see people on the street with augmented reality information.

Below is a demo video of how the glasses work

As we can see from the video, a person can choose to have his profile public (visible in Social Lenses) or private. This give people a control of privacy and allow anyone who is not interested in this kind of socialize to opt out.

With Social Lenses, pick-up lines have never been so easy!

Imagined Wearable : Einstein Helmet

Hello Everyone!

Here is my concept for our Imagined Wearable project. I came up with the idea for a helmet that signals when you are going to turn left, right or stop completely. These signals are initiated through voice command to a microphone built into the helmet strap. In addition, the helmet is equipped with Bluetooth compatibility in order to sync the helmet to your cellular device. While connected to the helmet, you are able to place/receive calls, dictate/hear text messages and listen to music all through voice commands. The helmet learns the users voice so that no buttons need to be pressed to make a command. Make sure to click on the link below so you can see the instructional images. Feel free to follow along with the written instructions that I’ve posted here.

Imagined Wearable : Einstein Helmet

Written Instructions:

1. Charge helmet before use.

2. Sync cellular device to helmet through Bluetooth.

3. Close chin strap clasp to initiate voice command technology.

4. Make signals (left, right or stop) through voice command.

5. Helmet performs signal corresponding to voice command for 10 seconds.

6. Say appropriate commands to receive/place calls, dictate/hear text messages and listen to music.   There is an open-earpiece built into the helmet that goes over the ear like headphones to hear audio properly, but not cancel outside noise.

7. Helmet performs the commanded task. (call/text/music)

8. Open chin strap clasp to deactivate helmet. Microphone is built into strap to be close to mouth for optimal voice recognition.

9. Leave helmet feeling smart and satisfied 🙂 (Thank you to my lovely roommate Josh for modelling!)

ArmBend

Sole Mate

The purpose of this project is to reduce gravitational weight, allowing people to walk and travel more efficiently even if they were to carry heavy baggage.

How it works:

1. You select the size of your shoe soles and attach it to your shoes.

2. Connect the shoe soles to your smartphone, and through this, you can adjust and reduce gravitational weight

3. With gravity reduced, you can move more freely and bounce on the streets.