A workshop held at the Tangible and Embedded Embodied Interactions conference, MIT, Boston, MA. Register here for the TEI conference (January 25-27, 2010
Participants will learn the conceptual and practical considerations for measuring biological signals to create dynamic new forms of self awareness, personal expression and interpersonal communication. Using a provided breadboard and off-the-shelf electronics (no soldering required), participants will construct simple circuits and learn the basic concepts required to measure (1) galvanic skin response (GSR), (2) heart rate (EKG), and (3) brain activity (EEG) for implementation in wearable devices, art, industrial applications, and more.

biofeedback, wearables, wearable computing,  emotion, galvanic skin response, GSR, heart, heart beat, heart rate, EKG, ECG, brain, EEG, biological signals, self-awareness, expression, communication


An overview of the topics covered can be found in the studio description.

How to Measure Your Heartbeat (EKG)
How to Measure Your Galvanic Skin Response (GSR)
How to Measure Your Brainwaves (EEG)

Also see more information about my biofeedback wearables / wearable computing accessories.