Critical Making, Spring 2019
Cosmetic Computing

Aura Barrera, Lili Dai, Ivy Nguyen, Elnaz Tafrihi, Joshua Yuan
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Jester is a wearable that allows the wearer to communicate to other wearers through gestures like crossing arms and arms behind head. Jesters are equipped with IMU sensors that output orientation data and gravitational vectors. Users can define mappings between gestures and meanings by repeatedly performing the gesture, which allows the Jester to train using machine learning. A few use cases include physical therapy progress tracking, spy communication, habit breaking, and secret gestures as passwords. This device is useful in situations where traditional communication through texting or talking is not possible.Video
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