SpiderSense: CPL Innovation Lab Program
Date: Tue. September 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
Program: Innovation Lab
About this event:
Join us as science fiction becomes fact when the Chicago Public Library's Innovation Lab and University of Illinois at Chicago's Electronic Visualization Laboratory present 'SpiderSense.'
SpiderSense is a University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) prototype wearable suit that enables users to sense (without seeing) obstacles around them. Like the comic book character Spider-Man, whose skin tingles at approaching danger, SpiderSense augments human ability -- it can potentially help a pedestrian 'see' hidden dangers, help a fireman entering smoke-filled buildings, or help a visually impaired person navigate his environment.
SpiderSense consists of sensor modules, strategically placed on the wearer's body, and uses ultrasound to scan the environment for obstacles within 60 feet which it then translates into tactile signals that stimulate the wearer's skin. Victor Mateevitsi developed SpiderSense as a class project with fellow UIC students Brad Haggadone and Brian Kunzer, under the direction of professors Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon.
Seating for SpiderSense is available first come, first served and reservations are not required. Doors to the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium will open at 5:30 p.m.
Read, Learn and Discover a new world of innovation and creativity at Chicago Public Library's Innovation Lab!