3D printed headpiece monitors sensory responses to digital content for intuitive bookmarking
3D printed eyeglass suitable for wearing can control and supervise pupil sizes and breath to indicate what is interesting online for people. The device was created by Sanya Rai, Carine Collé and Florian Puech, who are now students from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College.
Amoeba – 3D printed headpiece
The Amoeba is supplied with sensors intended for monitoring three subconscious natural reactions that show a person’s curiosity and enjoyment in what they see. This sensor data is collected and analyzed to work out an instinctual way to bookmarking and other systems to trace the digital content.
With the appearance of new wearable devices and technologies, every single moment of our lives will be mapped and one of the most urgent tasks will be to organize our personal information and other data. With amoeba this task will be easy to fulfill, as it will foreground the most interesting stuff and save the most vital facts, which will save a lot of time.
The design was made in CAD and produced on a 3D printer. The design will show that the wearer in engrossed in research. The Amoeba takes measures of breath rates with heat sensitive receptors near a person’s mouth. There’s a camera placed into the lens for taking pupil size and sensors on an arm which meter the skin electrical conductance, which changes with wetness levels produced by sweat. These three constituents taken together make up a picture of information concerning the emotional reaction of a person when a specialist looks at the contents. The information is further transformed into a digital signal which makes up a visual map and can be seen with Google Chrome browser.
The team say that the Amoeba has a number of apps, one of which measures what influence advertising has on the prospective buyers. What’s more, it indicates the real changes of a user’s bio data, which is a good way to get an unbiased feedback to industry and developers.
Organizing online education for students is another prospective area of using the Amoeba. About 90 percent or even more is dropping out from online courses. The Amoeba will be useful in creating programs in accordance with the subconscious reaction of learners, which will encourage him to remain on the learning platform.
Image showing the design process
Scientists and students are now trying to invent the Amoeba that will measure interest in media contents like films and music. Their final goal is to have the Amoeba in all the devices that will immediately foreground what interests the wearer most.