[Cyborg] Pulse ring
slimavocado at gmail.com
Tue Sep 25 22:22:49 UTC 2012
I think Electricfoxy is a more of a conceptor, although we saw her speak at
the WT conference and she said they are in production of her "Move" design.
What we saw was prototype quality, but she presents it well. I have
critiques of how it would actually work as I am a Pilates PT. But I am
testing the Nike flex over here and think it is silly. Oh well, in 10 years
this will all be more interesting...
On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Eric Boyd <mrericboyd at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Nice concept!
> The Pulse Sensor doesn't work very well (you have to fiddle for minutes to
> get a good reading, which doesn't last), but they say directly that they
> just did that for an experiential prototype. Presumably for the real ring
> they will do some real engineering. Also, did you see, Pulse Sensor
> released a new version, with amplifier, today? Anyone gonna order one of
> those and try it out?
> Back to the ring, the hard part of wearables like they are going for is
> the battery. I can't see how they could make the product at all like the
> concept art. More realistically it'll be a kind of signet ring, like the
> prototype but smaller and more finished. It looks to me like for the
> prototype, they didn't even try to make it standalone - all those wires
> probably head of to power supply and driving circuit. But it's totally
> possible to build electronic rings with real sensors - I've been doing it.
> Adding a radio is gonna really put a strain on the battery life though -
> the LEDs alone make it challenging.
> And I do think the fat part of your finger is gonna be a pretty good place
> for doing optical heart-rate sensing - good perfusion, and if the ring is
> sized properly, good mechanical grip. Should be easier than e.g. the
> wrist. They do mention a big challenge for them though - holding things in
> your hand is likely to really mess up the signal. So that's a pretty big
> downside, especially if you are targeting bike riders...
> Does electricfoxy actually sell anything? I've never met Jennifer.
> Supposedly she lives in Seattle, which is a super cool city!
> Interestingly, there is a comment on that page from November 2011, so it
> seems like maybe that page is actually fairly old? Perhaps she was
> inspired around the time the Pulse Sensor came out...
> On 9/25/12 2:08 PM, Jean Rintoul wrote:
> mood ring!
> Anyone know any more about this product? When I tried the pulsesensor, I
> wasn't particularly impressed... but maybe I did it wrong. How well do you
> think this will work?
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