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'Wearable' book allows reader to feel emotions of characters - Telegraph

'Wearable' book allows reader to feel emotions of characters - Telegraph | dress & code | Scoop.it
Students have created a "wearable" book that enables you to feel the characters' feelings as you read the story

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Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a "wearable" book which allows the reader to experience the protagonist’s emotions.

Using a combination of sensors, the book senses which page the reader is on and triggers vibration patterns through a special vest.

"Changes in the protagonist’s emotional or physical state trigger discrete feedback in the wearable [vest], whether by changing the heartbeat rate, creating constriction through air pressure bags, or causing localised temperature fluctuations" the researchers said.

The vest contains a personal heating device to change skin temperature and a compression system to convey tightness or loosening through airbags.

The vest also changes vibrations to match the mood of the book.


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Writing Your Own Policy

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A Bring Your Own Device strategy for increasing the amount of technology used in schools will be unique to your school community, therefore schools will need to have their own BYOD policy and...

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Lisa Purvin Oliner's curator insight, January 21, 2014 12:01 PM

BYOD: When Students Own Wearable Devices and Agendas are Unmanageable 

 

The chart from the website Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) is helpful in that it provides a big-picture view of the technology-savvy classroom trend, a means for dialogue and a framework for implementing school-based policies. However, the best education leadership comes from those who are not shortsighted and easily swayed by bandwagon politics and social media trends.

 

BYOD presents technical, security, managerial and teaching challenges, but the most important of all is learning value especially in an age when measurable skills for workplace readiness is (or should be) the endgame. Furthermore, there is a great deal of energy directed at the devices themselves when soon laptops will be eyetops or eartops and no longer located where teachers can keep on-task behavior mediated. 

 

The point is that soon the device itself will no longer matter as much as which corporation manages the school’s cloud (see http://sco.lt/9CW4GX for more on the five biggest companies), which school-wide applications will be implemented and how technology is used to maximize those aspects of teaching that matter most. Whatever educators invest time, funds and energy in must afford on-the-spot measurable learning, curriculum-rich content, authentic collaborative/reciprocal group learning, engaging lessons aligned with the standards-du-jour. 

 

With so much money being lost when teachers leave the profession within five years (Darling-Hammond & Ducommun, 2013) and more in low-income areas, schools cannot afford to add more to instructor’s already burgeoning agendas. While making the classroom attractive to retain students after their 16th-year is both necessary and laudable, school leaders must guarantee the learning value is warranted and that the basics are implemented effectively in all classrooms. With every new idea and every trend must come an expert who knows how to balance use and operation within a very slim American school year.

 

Also see: 

The full BYOD site Bring Your Own Device Support - Bring Your Own Device Support

 

The Next Revolution In School Tech: Bring Your Own Device  http://onforb.es/LC5puK

 

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers: What Matters Most and What Can Government Do?

www.help.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Darling-Hammond.pdf


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Immersive, wearable computing at CES - Biztech Africa

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Telegraph.co.uk Immersive, wearable computing at CES Biztech Africa Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich has outlined a range of products, initiatives and strategic relationships aimed at accelerating innovation across a range of mobile and...

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3D Printing Flexible Textile Structures

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The DREAMS Lab at Virginia Tech together with Negar Kalantar and Alireza Borhani have collaborated on researching Flexible Textile Structures with 3D Printed fabrics.

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Wearable technology is in a race for a killer app - Business - Ohio

Wearable technology is in a race for a killer app - Business - Ohio | dress & code | Scoop.it
It appears the gadget industry has decided to make 2014 the year of wearable technology.

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:46 PM

Questioning the validity of all of the Semiconductor & High Tech OEM's on whether or not they know how to build use cases for their proposed IoT devices.  -  We at the S+IG do have the methodology to do that better than most approaches we've researched  --- just saying