To gather the first set of data to measure a stress level caused by vibration on the body, we created a rapid prototype with a small vibration motor. Now we’re exposing the subjects to vibration and measure the changes with a skin conductivity sensor.
After speech, we further went into the topic of “uncomfortable situations”. Can we recreated the feeling of anxiety for example in a crowded train station?
The question arises of what kind of output we’ll have to fabricate.
Are the sounds we use to communicate just the words we use? There’s much more nuance to it.
The surroundings of a scenery also have an effect
- Other people talking
Can we transfer the experience of sound to different senses like… touch?
The traces we leave behind everyday in the form of waste could be a way to collect data about the behaviour of an individual. Like every form of data collection, it’s subject of interpretation what could have happened.
Fig. 01: human waste traces.
As an exercise I decided to track my waste over the course of a day. It’s a small insight into my activities over those 24 hours and not the full picture. Tracking should always be considered as a window into someones behaviour, and not a full account.
Fig. 03: tracked waste of Fernando’s day
Conclusions / questions
- Was I stressed over that day (12 cigarette buts)?
- There isn’t much casings coming from food. Did I eat enough or did I just eat food without casings?
- What happened to the other sock?