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Arduino (SmartProjects, SparkFun Electronics, Gravitech) open-source electronics prototyping platform, flexible, easy to use, hardware, software, interactive objects, environments, built by hand, controlling lights and motors, diy
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators.
Kickbee Corey Menscher 2009 wearable, interaction design, easy, fun, pregnant mother, Vibration sensors, product, fabric, confort, microcontroller, garment, kick, Twitter, family, message
The Kickbee is a stretchable band worn by a pregnant mother. Vibration sensors are attached directly to the band, and are triggered by movement underneath. The band and electronics are covered in a soft fabric cover for design and comfort. A microcontroller in the garment captures the movement and transmits the signals wirelessly to a computer running a custom application.
Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers Tom Igoe, Dan O'Sullivan 2004 theory, book
The computer revolution has made it easy for people with little to no technical training to use a computer for such everyday tasks as typing a letter, saving files, or recording data. But what about more imaginative purposes such as starting your car, opening a door, or tracking the contents of your refrigerator? "Physical Computing" will not only change the way you use your computer, it will change the way you think about your computeróhow you view its capabilities, how you interact with it, and how you put it to work for you. Itís time to bridge the gap between the physical and the virtualótime to use more than just your fingers to interact with your computer. Step outside of the confines of the basic computer and into the broader world of computing.
Smartex (Smartex s.r.l.) 1999 health monitoring, easy-to-use interfaces, Electronic textile, processor, actuator, sensor, power supply, fabrics, textile, E-textile, innovative solutions, smart materials, centre of research, rehabilitation, sport medicine, biomedical, ergonomics, security, Research and development, Consulting
Smartex was founded in 1999 to exploit new findings in the field of ìsmart materialsî with the aim to develop innovative solutions and products answering the need of innovation and hi-tech transfer processes towards the textile world.