DMS 216 Creative Tech : Wearable Computing

Geistweidt :: T/TH 1-2:50pm :: Crosby201

This course serves as a hands-on introduction to the world of physical computing, a hybrid discipline wherein hardware, software, and networks combine to sense, respond, and interface with the physical world. In particular, this course focuses upon body-borne, or so-called wearable computers, digital devices, which via direct proximity to the human body, extend, enhance, amputate, otherwise augment the wearer’s experience. Weekly tutorials introduce participants to the basics of working with sensor, actuator, and micro-controller technologies, while formal assignments allow students to create freely within the context of thematic prompts. A mid-term presentation and a final project round out the deliverables for this module.