TORONTO WEARABLES MEETUP 27: IMAGINATION CATALYSTS
Friday August 19th, 2016

Loretta Faveri of SoMo

Loretta Faveri joined us this evening to provide an update on SoMo, an improvisational and interactive dance tool that creates sound via movement of the body.  Loretta has been hard at work developing a series of workshops to bring SoMo to the  public.  She has been working closely with a professional dancer and with Ballet Jorgen to refine SoMo.  She has been developing organic sound libraries for MaxMSP, the software used to interpret and generate sounds based on the wearer’s sensor data.

Robert Tu of MeU

Robert Tu has been looking at how we can display information on the body. With the MeU, a wearable, programmable LED matrix, the wearer can relay any kind of message or information they would like.  Robert has been focusing on bike safety as an example use. Matrices can be daisy-chained together and are Arduino-compatible.  They are available in 8x8, 16x16, and 8x32. He is soon going to be launching an Indiegogo campaign — stay tuned!

Mike Vaughan of Lynxio

Mike has developed a smart knee brace that measures range of motion and transmits this data via bluetooth to the physiotherapist.  The physiotherapist is able to remotely monitor progress.  The goal is to have dynamic tracking, so if you move your knee incorrectly the brace provides immediate haptic feedback to encourage corrective positioning.  Mike is currently sourcing seed funding for his next round of prototypes



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Loretta Faveri of SoMo

Loretta Faveri joined us this evening to provide an update on SoMo, an improvisational and interactive dance tool that creates sound via movement of the body.  Loretta has been hard at work developing a series of workshops to bring SoMo to the  public.  She has been working closely with a professional dancer and with Ballet Jorgen to refine SoMo.  She has been developing organic sound libraries for MaxMSP, the software used to interpret and generate sounds based on the wearer’s sensor data.

Robert Tu of MeU

Robert Tu has been looking at how we can display information on the body. With the MeU, a wearable, programmable LED matrix, the wearer can relay any kind of message or information they would like.  Robert has been focusing on bike safety as an example use. Matrices can be daisy-chained together and are Arduino-compatible.  They are available in 8x8, 16x16, and 8x32. He is soon going to be launching an Indiegogo campaign — stay tuned!

Mike Vaughan of Lynxio

Mike has developed a smart knee brace that measures range of motion and transmits this data via bluetooth to the physiotherapist.  The physiotherapist is able to remotely monitor progress.  The goal is to have dynamic tracking, so if you move your knee incorrectly the brace provides immediate haptic feedback to encourage corrective positioning.  Mike is currently sourcing seed funding for his next round of prototypes