Spotlight: Hardware

2013-06-08 00:00:00 2013-06-08 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Hardware The physical world and the digital world will soon be indistinguishable. The demand for bringing digital interactive experiences into something tangible continues to grow and that is in great part due to the accessible technology emerging which can support such a thing. 3D printing and micro-controllers mean… Toronto FITC Toronto

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Overview

Sensebridge is a small maker company that emerged out of the cyborg group at noisebridge.  It’s most popular product is the North Paw compass anklet kits, which give wearers a sense of direction by persistently vibrating on the north side of the ankle.  Due to the plasticity of the brain, wearers rapidly cease to feel the vibrations, and instead develop an intuitive sense of direction, with some even claiming a ‘six sense’ type of integration resulting in a feeling that they can never get lost.  Are we natural born cyborgs?