Haptic Exertion

Considering ways we can gracefully and beautifully blend computing capabilities into the fabric of our lives, this project focuses on invisible interactions. In a future interactive system, the ability to use silicon sensors applied to the body wirelessly using radio-frequency induction could allow a participant and an athletic trainer to monitor all cardiovascular systems on a screen in front of them in real time. Haptic Exertion starts to question the relationship of trainer and athlete, and how in fact the ability to trigger certain points of the body can create new forms of exercises as well as Myofascial relief practices on the athletic population. 

Future(s)

  Future Placement:  The tattoo-like sensor is a nanometre thin layer of silicon that adheres to the body similarly to a how a gecko attaches itself to glass - Van Der Waals force. Powered and monitored wirelessly using RFID. Sensors make connection as conventional electrodes with a conducting gel.

Future Placement: The tattoo-like sensor is a nanometre thin layer of silicon that adheres to the body similarly to a how a gecko attaches itself to glass - Van Der Waals force. Powered and monitored wirelessly using RFID. Sensors make connection as conventional electrodes with a conducting gel.

Haptic Exertion : Remote Athlete/ & The Sensory Response is two-fold. It is a project that deals with sensing a client and or athlete’s muscle contractions from not only a remote location but also while working in the same physical space. This system gives both the trainer and the athlete the affordance of seeing digital data from a body’s movement and muscle contractions on a screen. It gives the athlete better awareness of what muscles are being worked on within that moment in time, as well as a visual cue when contracting a muscle. By giving the trainer the capability to trigger muscles on an athlete’s body with a simple actuator, it allows for pinpoint accuracy when judging an athletes peak performance, fatigue and overall exertion on movements targeted.

Seamless Implementation of Technology

Below is a future interactive system of the relationship to trainer and/or athlete given the entire body was being sensed and the scenarios surrounding the concept.