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dc.contributor.authorMateevitsi, Viktor A.
dc.contributor.authorMateevitsi, V.
dc.contributor.authorHaggadone, B.
dc.contributor.authorKunzer, B.
dc.contributor.authorLong, Lance
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-30T20:39:29Z
dc.date.available2019-07-30T20:39:29Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/23606
dc.descriptionComputer Science; Finalist; Copyright 2013, Viktor A. Mateevitsi, Research by V. Mateevitsi, B. Haggadone, and B. Kunzer, Photo by Lance Long, UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory. Used with permission. For more information, contact the Graduate College at gradcoll@uic.eduen_US
dc.description.abstractOur research draws inspiration from comic books, in which the heroes can interpret the world using special senses. For example, Spiderman feels a tingling feeling at the base of his skull when there is imminent danger, a power known as SpiderSense. We are doing research on Human Augmentics (HA), which is technologies for enhancing and expanding the capabilities, cognitive abilities, and characteristics of humans. The above image shows "SpiderSense," a tactile vest that gives the wearer the ability to localize obstacles and objects by feeling the environment around him. It consists of 13 sensors, strategically placed around the body to provide full 360o coverage. Using the principals of echolocation, the sensors scan the environment for obstacles and provide distance information via variable pressure on the skin feedback. Our research focuses on experimenting with different sensor placement techniques, cognitive learning curves, and distance to pressure mapping algorithms. Wearing SpiderSense, the wearer can feel threats from blind spots, and in low-light conditions. The impact of this technology is huge: Imagine walking down the street and feeling a potential attacker that is sneaking behind you, or biking down the road and sensing the incoming cars. We are also submitting a paper for this project at the 4th Augmented Human International Conference.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis exhibit competition is organized by the University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate College and the University Library.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Image of Research 2013;
dc.titleSpiderSense: Human Augmenting for the Futureen_US


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