Archive for the ‘LilyPad’ Category

Measuring pollution and health: wearable project wins a prize

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Lead Inventor David Kuller wearing the winning Conscious ClothingTM prototype

My Air, My Health was the title of a Challenge calling innovators to work on a wearable project integrating air-quality measurement with heart rate and breathing.

The promoters of the challenge, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIH), launched it because they think that the possibility of understanding the relations between air pollution and people’s health in real-time could have an important impact in preventing disease and illness in the population. In the description you can read:

The required system design must be capable of linking air pollutant concentrations with physiological data, providing geocoded and time-stamped files in an easy to use format, and transmitting this data via existing networks to a central data repository. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of this challenge, solvers are highly encouraged to form teams drawing on multiple relevant expertise… (more…)

Visual report of “Arduino meets wearables” workshop in Berlin

Friday, May 10th, 2013

arduino meets wearables

Yesterday we spent 8 hours learning and experimenting with Arduino Lilypad and 20 cool participants during our workshop, organized in collaboration with Kobakant! Here you can take a look at some pictures and below a  short video report made by Makerfaire Rome crew.

 

 

Are you working at a wearable project and you want to share it with us? Join us on Arduino Projects Flickr group, we are looking for nice projects to feature on this blog.

Visual report of "Arduino meets wearables" workshop in Berlin

Friday, May 10th, 2013

arduino meets wearables

Yesterday we spent 8 hours learning and experimenting with Arduino Lilypad and 20 cool participants during our workshop, organized in collaboration with Kobakant! Here you can take a look at some pictures and below a  short video report made by Makerfaire Rome crew.

 

 

Are you working at a wearable project and you want to share it with us? Join us on Arduino Projects Flickr group, we are looking for nice projects to feature on this blog.

An interactive corset teaching you how to breathe

Saturday, April 27th, 2013

ruah

RUAH is an interactive corset powered by Arduino Lilypad and created by Giulia Tomasello for her BA graduation project. Its main aim is to help people into learning the importance and the benefits of a deep diaphragmatic breathing.

The circuit is composed by a sensor sewn on an elastic belt and an actuator placed inside the corset.
The stretch sensor catches the move of diaphragmatic breath and sends a feedback from Lilypad to muscle wire, a flexinol spring, inflating and deforming the centre of the structure.
Through this interaction between user and bustier, user becomes conscious about his body and his
breathe, increasing his sensory abilities and his physical endurance.
The slow controlled breathing, which balances body and mind, is acquired only after a long workout.
As the wearer feels it like a real second skin, RUAH transmits and receives emotional feedback, contrasting a continuous sense of stillness and movement, opposite feelings that surround us and join up to ecstasy.

ruah

ruah circuit

 

If you are interested in checking out the details of the project, you can explore Giulia’s pictures of the work in progress and her github code repository, after watching the video below with the Ruah in action!

 

 

Wearable soundscape from Canada

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

BioCircuit by Dana Ramler

 

I’m reblogging from Core77 this interesting wearable project because I’d like to highlight the using of Arduino Lilypad board:

Bio Circuit stems from our concern for ethical design and the creation of media-based interactions that reveal human interdependence with the environment. With each beat of the heart, Bio Circuit connects the wearer with the inner workings of their body.

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Wear Your Musical Interface

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Ruffletron is a prototype of a wearable musical interface and an experiment in performative interaction.

The project has been developed by a textile designer, Lara Grant, in collaboration with the sound engineer Cullen Miller.

 

For prototyping purpose, Lara used a LilyPad Arduino, Maxuino, Osculator and Ableton Live.

Project details here.

 

 

Wearable Fabric on the Arduino Store

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

We are happy to announce the first wearable kit on the Arduino Store . This kit has been made by Plug’n’Wear specifically for us. All fabrics in this kit are produced in Italy, and strongly related to a textile family business. If you want to get deeper into the story of this product have a look at Riccardo Marchesi presentation (still in Italian, soon to be traslated!) at World Wide Rome 2012.

Read over for Kit’s features

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Classy fashionable necklaces using lilypad

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Fashionable Technology Performance_ Interactive Necklace from Sylvia Yang on Vimeo.

In an age of geekifying, everything electronics entering fashion is not something new. But the subtle difference between doing something classy and over doing is set apart by the talented designer Sylvia Yang.

A designer’s draft of the design + components (we can see a lilypad there!) is shown here:

[Via: www.sylvia-yang.com]

Leaf Planetarium Lets You Watch The Stars From Bed

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

[t3chnolochic] made a leaf planetarium based on IKEA design and Arduino.

Long story short, 400 ft of fiber optics, 6 power LEDs, and a lilypad arduino later, I present to you, my giant twinkling leaf planetarium.

Want to make one yourself? She wrote an Instructable about it.

via [T3chnolochic]

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Monday, November 22nd, 2010

A collection of  projects made with the Arduino Lilypad / 2007-2010

via [BenBashFord] source [LeahBuechley's Youtube]

A collection of projects made with the Arduino Lilypad / 2007-2010

via [BenBashFord] source [LeahBuechley's Youtube]

A collection of projects made with the Arduino Lilypad / 2007-2010

via [BenBashFord] source [LeahBuechley's Youtube]