Archive for November, 2009

bicycle of you…

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Initial presentation of my final project for the Rest of You class at ITP.

I’m logging forces experienced by a bicycle {rider} when traveling through an urban environment. Many of these forces go unnoticed by the rider focused in the action of riding.

I’m looking to utilize mobile GPS-enabled handsets as a central part of the sensor platform to take advantage of their increasing ubiquity and a natural tendency for riders to carry a handset at all times. External sensors and hardware may be connected to these handsets to measure specific metrics, such as light and sound levels, air quality, proximity, heart rate, stress, breathing, work, attitude, speed and vibration.

it’s real (time) !

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

all eventsafter a couple of late nights, i have a proof-of-concept in the real-time cycling-related datalogging. the reasons behind the project are still getting sorted, but lately my interest in ubiquitous urban sensor networks has been piqued and this is a tentative exploration in that area. sensors don’t have to remain static as part of physical infrastructure…millions of people are carrying millions of sensors around with them daily. (more…)