Session Title:

  • Borders and interfaces: the challenges of the wearable computer’s design in the near future

Presentation Title:

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  • Chair Per­sons: Luisa Paraguai & Rachel Zuanon
    Pre­sen­ters: Laura Beloff & Sara Di­a­mond

    The wear­able com­put­ing is a knowl­edge area in con­stant de­vel­op­ment, evok­ing sig­nif­i­cant trans­for­ma­tions on human/ma­chine com­mu­ni­ca­tion to con­fig­ure an ef­fec­tive and af­fec­tive in­ter­face. Those tech­no­log­i­cal arte­facts have aug­mented the per­sonal bound­aries re­design­ing the cor­po­real schema and lived ex­pe­ri­ences of bod­ily spa­tial­ity. So, the user’s body is be­yond act­ing the sup­port for those com­put­ers un­der­stood as a phys­i­cal re­al­ity tech­no­log­i­cally me­di­ated elab­o­rat­ing be­hav­iours and sen­sory-mo­tor skills, which works as es­sen­tial data for recog­ni­tion of own pref­er­ences. Those in­for­ma­tion ex­changes be­tween bi­o­log­i­cal and tech­no­log­i­cal sys­tems have con­structed pos­si­ble di­a­logues evok­ing ques­tions and point­ing out chal­lenges. The panel with a con­tem­po­ra­ne­ous per­spec­tive about the cre­ation and the de­vel­op­ment of wear­able com­put­ers con­cerns with the main as­pects of those processes: the de­sign, cre­ation, in­no­va­tion, mo­bil­ity, us­abil­ity and er­gonomic per­spec­tives; the fash­ion, about the body-tech­nol­ogy-con­sume re­la­tion; the tex­tile tech­nol­ogy, about smart tex­tiles; the sus­tain­abil­ity, about re­cy­cle ma­te­ri­als, use of nat­ural en­ergy as the charger of the me­chan­i­cal and elec­tronic sys­tems and the de­vel­op­ment of sys­tems with low en­ergy cost; the net­works and tech­nolo­gies, con­sid­er­ing the aug­men­ta­tion of the body and mind of human sub­jects in net­works of in­ter­ac­tions pow­ered by com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nolo­gies.