BodyVis is a new wearable computing and electronic textiles technology for learning about anatomy and physiology, and for supporting children’s scientific inquiry skills.
We present a new wearable computing and electronic textiles (e-textiles) technology for learning about anatomy and physiology, and for supporting children’s scientific inquiry skills. More specifically, we propose to design, build, and evaluate a set of wearable e-textile shirt prototypes—called BodyVis—that combine embedded sensing and interactive visualization to reveal otherwise “invisible” parts and functions of the human body. As the wearer engages in an activity, physiological phenomena are manifested in the wearable visualization in real-time. In addition, we present a new mixed-reality tool called SharedPhys, which tightly integrates real-time physiological sensing, whole-body interaction, and scientific inquiry to support new forms of embodied interaction and collaborative learning. (Makeabilitylab/BodyVis)
This project is mainly run by Leyla Norooz, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Maryland, and Dr. Jon E. Froehlich (PI) and Dr. Tamaea L.Clegg (Co-PI). https://makeabilitylab.cs.washington.edu/project/BodyVis/
My major contribution to the BodyVis project was in the data collection process and data analysis phase. I co-ran deployment sessions and collected qualitative data (field notes), contributed to protocol iteration, and have been working on the qualitative analysis of transcribed and video data.