A wearable, e-textile shirt displaying real-time visualizations of how your body is working via “organs” with embedded LED lights. See how food is moving through your body, how fast your heart is beating, and how your lungs are filling and emptying.
The BodyVis team received a $549,990.00 NSF grant and is currently continuing work on the BodyVis project. Check out more info on the grant here.
Ever wish you could have X-ray vision like Superman? The man of steel is no longer the sole owner of this awesome power...aside from other Kryptonians, of course. This wearable, e-textile shirt will give you real-time visualizations of how your body is working via “organs” that are on the shirt. That’s right, you’ve got superpowers. Wearing this shirt will give you X-ray vision into your body, allowing you to see how food is moving through your body, how fast your heart is beating, and how your lungs are filling and emptying. The key to your powers are lights embedded inside the “organs” on the shirt, giving you the ability to see your body at work. WARNING: Wearing this shirt around your silent crush may reveal your feelings as your ever increasing heart rate is visible for all to see!
The original goal for this project was to use it as a teaching tool in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms to help engage children in learning about their anatomy and physiology. But many people from all different fields of study have suggested uses for BodyVis. Some of these include engaged learning, peer-to-peer teaching, public health (obesity awareness), icebreakers, art, and, of course, fun!
BodyVis: A New Approach to Body Learning Through Wearable Sensing and VisualizationNorooz, L., Mauriello, M., McNally, B., Jorgenson, A., & Froehlich, J.
BodyVis: Body Learning Through Wearable Sensing and VisualizationLeyla Norooz
Exploring Early Designs for Teaching Anatomy and Physiology to Children Using E-TextilesLeyla Norooz and Jon Froehlich.
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