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[The increasing advances in electronics allow smaller and more powerful devices, bringing wearable computing closer to reality. However, the electronics in most wearables are very distinguished and placed onto clothes and accessories. This project tries to tackle this phenomenon by introducing a...
[Given today’s wearables revolution, the human body is becoming a new design standpoint. Thus, the next logical step in wearable computing seems to be the use of the body’s roughly two square meters of skin as a canvas for applying sensors and attaching other computing devices in ways that...
[For centuries, hair has taken a protection role on the human body. It protects us from dirt and dust and from cold weather. Nowadays, it is also a decorative accessory in fashion style. People go through several beauty procedures such as haircuts, hairstyles and waxes in order to find their own...
[FX e-makeup is a Beauty Technology that makes use of special effects makeup for hiding electronic components that sense facial muscle movements, acting as a second skin. Two prototypes are presented, namely, Winkymote, an infrared remote control for individuals with quadriplegic disability and...
[This chapter introduces Tech Nails, the design, and the materials used for hiding RFID tags into gel and fake plastic nails. This chapter shows three examples of interaction: through water (AquaDJing), with another wearable (Gimmickiano, Beltility) and another smart object (Twinkle Nails).]
[Due to the acceptance and daily use of beauty products, electronic components were embedded into them for transforming the body into an interactive computing platform. Wearables are taking on a more essential role in our daily lives, making possible other forms of communication and computing....
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