Beauty Technology: Designing Seamless Interfaces for by Katia Vega, Hugo Fuks

By Katia Vega, Hugo Fuks

The expanding advances in electronics permits smaller and extra strong units, bringing wearable computing toward truth. even if, so much wearable pcs are very extraordinary and put on clothes and niknaks. This publication attempts to take on this phenomenon by means of introducing a brand new wearable computing subfield known as attractiveness know-how.

By utilizing the body's floor as an interactive platform, the combination of expertise into attractiveness items is explored and will be utilized on to ones pores and skin, fingernails, and hair including new performance to good looks items utilizing know-how in a private, seamless and classy manner. An interdisciplinary process is taken, exploring the layout of attractiveness applied sciences reminiscent of Conductive make-up, Tech Nails, Hairware and FX e-makeup with a purpose to create novel interfaces for Human desktop Interaction.

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5 shows the sensor located on the brow, associated with the outer low brow raiser action unit, that is activated when the user raises her eyebrow and the contacts touch each other. The sensor on Fig. 6 is associated with the FX e-makeup 49 Fig. 5 Eyebrow sensor. Image reproduced with permission from Gabriella Chávez Fig. 6 Closing lips sensor. Image reproduced with permission from Gabriella Chávez Fig. 7 Smile sensor. Image reproduced with permission from Gabriella Chávez lip pressor action unit that activates when both lips are pressed together.

Due to skin conductivity, Hairware should be placed on any non-conductive material, a shirt for example, for isolating it from the skin. Moreover, other conductive materials like jewelry could affect the way it operates. Future work will include a new step in our chemical process that will isolate all conductive hair extensions preserving their capacitance. Hairware 41 Hairware should be connected to a circuit that can be placed at the base of the hair extension, in an earring, necklace and hairclip.

A) Placing an LED on the conductive hair extensions. (b) Lighting Hairware This circuit creates a pulse delay equivalent to the time that the capacitor takes to charge and discharge. In this way, Hairware plays the part of a conductive surface that detects when another conductive surface touches it. Therefore, given that the human body is conductive and the average internal resistance of the human trunk is ~100 Ω [108], touching Hairware will affect capacitance resulting in a different charging time.

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