[Cyborg] [Noisebridge-discuss] Wearable skin galvanic response indicator

Micah Zuorski mzuorski at gmail.com
Wed Jul 22 14:50:13 PDT 2009


Might want to be careful where you wear it, it could help muggers size up
whether or not you're nervous / easy to roll.

-Micah


On 7/22/09, Crutcher Dunnavant <crutcher at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> I'm not talking about sexual arousal, the devices can't distinguish
> that. Just, how excited is the wearer? If the device pulsed with the
> heart rate, and maybe emited some escalating sound with higher levels
> of arousal, a group of people wearing these could essentially
> construct an impromptu rave anywhere they decided to dance; with some
> nice feedback properties.
>
> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Christie Dudley<longobord at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > That is wrong on so many levels, Crutcher.
> >
> > ---
> >  Disrupting paradigms since 1967
> >
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 12:23 PM, Crutcher Dunnavant<crutcher at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> I'm interested in a mood device, that would essentially advertise the
> >> wearer's level of arousal. Maybe using brighter and brighter lights,
> >> or flashing sequences, and escalating all the way to a warning siren?
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:21 AM, Jean Rintoul<jean.rintoul at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>> This site has some cool GSR related products:
> >>> http://www.mindgrowth.com/store/
> >>>
> >>> You could just make your own metal plates and hook them into the unit.
> >>> The GSR units from Mindgrowth output an audio signal which you could
> patch
> >>> through to something like this:
> >>> http://www.zazzle.com/gn_vu_meter_tshirt-235497926076941642
> >>>
> >>> There are also instructions to make one from scratch:
> >>>
> http://instruct1.cit.cornell.edu/courses/ee476/FinalProjects/s2006/hmm32_pjw32/index.html
> >>>
> >>> Cheers,
> >>>
> >>> Jean
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 9:53 PM, Martin Bogomolni <
> martinbogo at gmail.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>> It can absolutely be made smaller/slimmer using SMD parts and changing
> >>>> out the batteries for coin cells.  The question really is "is it worth
> >>>> it?"    Personally, I like the "ghetto" quality of the device... it's
> >>>> like a nixie watch in that respect.
> >>>>
> >>>> Although there is a micro nixie tube watch ( using russian nixie tubes
> >>>> that are just 6mm tall! ) that I would love to own.
> >>>>
> >>>> -Martin
> >>>>
> >>>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 7:59 PM, Sai Emrys<noisebridge at saizai.com>
> wrote:
> >>>> > I'm curious whether this: <
> http://www.produceconsumerobot.com/truth/>
> >>>> > could be made slimmer.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > (One note 'cause it always annoys me, especially from someone who
> >>>> > should know better: GSR is not a 'lie detection' test, it's an
> >>>> > arousal/stress
> >>>> > detection test. People get aroused for all sorts of reasons that
> don't
> >>>> > tell you in any way close to reliable whether they're lying. Cf.
> Paul
> >>>> > Ekman, "Telling Lies".)
> >>>> >
> >>>> > I'd want it to be much simpler and low-key than that example -
> >>>> > preferably similar in form factor to the compass anklet I saw a
> couple
> >>>> > of you working on, and with sensors on the inside of the wristband
> >>>> > rather than requiring an additional finger sensor.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > I don't know if that's possible though, as my knowledge of EE &
> >>>> > circuit design / component availability is minimal.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > Some possibilities drawn from ignorance:
> >>>> > * swap AAA for wafer-type battery(s)
> >>>> > * smaller chip, or maybe even chipless (if e.g. one could make the
> >>>> > skin itself be a resistor like in normal dimmable lights?)
> >>>> > * flexible breadboard or other replacement for the big hard thing
> >>>> > * smaller LEDs - or something else that lights up from one end to
> the
> >>>> > other depending on power applied? (e.g. do any EL wires or similar
> >>>> > things do this?)
> >>>> >
> >>>> > If it helps, I have a decent cheap fingertip pulse oximeter that
> could
> >>>> > be cannibalized. If this wristband could also show pulse & O2 while
> >>>> > still being slim, so much the awesomer.
> >>>> >
> >>>> > So, to those of you who do: is it? How would I go about making this?
> >>>> >
> >>>> > - Sai
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