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nuSense: Wearable technology to prototype and create new senses
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

nuSense is the result of a degree work on master level at Umeå Institute of Design exploring why wearable technology oftentimes tread a rather narrow path, with many different companies releasing essentially the same product with a new shell, and innovation being slow. Through research, interviews and user research, hardware prototyping and testing it became clear that developing for wearable technology is a very complicated task, for many reasons. Being able to build quick exploratory prototypes was nigh impossible if you do not have a grasp of hardware developing platforms and programming. Further, those outside the industry who just want to explore wearable technology lack a platform to do so easily, aside from buying ready-made solutions made to do one single prepackaged thing. Based on this a concept was developed to provide a platform to explore wearable technology, through modular building-blocks and an easy to grasp interface.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
wearable, technology, arduino, prototyping, tangible, wearables
National Category
Design Interaction Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105774OAI: diva2:828143
Subject / course
Degree Project, Interaction Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Interaction Design
Available from: 2015-11-09 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2015-11-09Bibliographically approved

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