Interaction design, technology, software lab hosted Magic!, a rapid prototyping exploratorium on the intersection between neuroscience research on mental body-representation, human-computer interaction, and real-life applications.
The exploratorium focused on wearable technology that integrates body-sensing and sensory feedback, suitable for use in real-life conditions (outdoors, home) and on the possibility of tailoring to meet user needs or preferences.
The overarching challenge was to develop a new wearable device that alters people's perception of their body appearance and capabilities as they walk or do other physical activity, resulting in more active motor patterns and positive emotional states. Joining Magic! allowed participants to explore, in a scaffolded setting, the possibilities of Magic Shoes and Magic Linen!.
Example of a mat created by participants of the workshop that can give real-time feedback for user's balance during workout