Project Summary: June 6, 2015
We’re in the prototyping stages of creating a wearable bracelet that will pass signals collected through Electrodermal Activity (EDA) and motion sensors to mobile applications wirelessly via Bluetooth.
At this stage, the custom printed circuit boards (PCB’s) Waleed has designed for each of the major components (EDA, motion sensor, Bluetooth and microcontroller) are all talking to eachother! In plain English, we are very close to a working prototype, and the results look very promising!
Over the next two weeks, Waleed will be putting the finishing touches on the firmware and tweaking the algorithms he’s written to interpret the signals captured by the device’s sensors.
Once the prototype is fully functional, we’ll engage an industrial designer to create the the band that will house device’s electronic components. Once we’re satisfied with the design, we’ll manufacture a test batch of wearable bands and will begin creating a robust API to encourage 3rd party developers to create apps for it.
What Can I Do With It?
As stated elsewhere on this site, Waleed originally intended this to be a device his brother could wear to warn him of the onset of a seizure. Over the course of building this device, he realized that it had many other applications which might include:
- Stress management
- Entertainment (gaming)
- Health and fitness
Planned platforms include Android, iOS and Windows.
Stay tuned for future updates!