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Wearable Computing Lab (ETH Zurich) wearable computing group, digital electronics, high density packaging, smart textile, signal processing, wearable computers capable of smart assistance
The interdisciplinary Wearable Computing Group which is headed by Prof. Gerhard TrĖ†ster consists of 2 PostDocs, 15 PhD students and 2 technicians. Our core expertise lies in miniaturized digital electronics, high density packaging and smart textile, as well as signal processing. We capitalize on this expertise in designing wearable computers capable of smart assistance.
Zizi the affectionate couch (Twenty121) couch, support, physical, emotional, response, experiment, human computer interface
Zizi is a couch that supports you not only physically but also emotionally. She is a mixture of a shaved poodle, a fluffy cat and an exotic sea slug. Zizi growls when sat upon, purrs when touched and groans with delight when you stroke her fur. If left alone, she mews for attention. Inspired by the fluffy flight deck on board Barbarella: Queen of the Galaxy's space-ship, Zizi the affectionate couch is an experiment in human computer interface, making a move away from the screen and mouse based interactives that are the dominant paradigm in media art works. Zizi's reactions are triggered by motion sensors that activate nine vibrating audio devices to simulate purring. Digital signal processing and behavioural algorithms determine her responses.