Entertainment using Wearable Computing: Dancing with the Arduino Flora
This course will be held as part of the INTETAIN 2017 conference
June 20-22, 2017, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal:
- How to harness the interactive potential inherent in wearable computing devices for entertainment and other application domains
- How to work with and configure the Arduino Flora platform for wearable interactive applications involving motion and sound.
Introduction to the course and brief introductions by the participants
Lecture: Introduction to entertainment applications using wearable computing devices
Examples of wearable computing based entertainment applications
Introducing the Arduino Flora platform
Hands-on. Design and implementation of a wearable dance-oriented application
Demos and closing remarks
This course aims to introduce participants to the brave new world of wearable computing based entertainment applications in general and to the Arduino Flora platform in particular and thus could be of interest to anyone interested in the application of wearable computing technology to entertainment and other domains. Due to resource and space limitation registration is limited to 20 participants so register early to assure your place. Interested participants are asked to send a short (max 500 words) description of their interest in the course and their expected outcome to: IntetainWorkshop@gmail.com
Joe Timoney, Maynooth University, Ireland
Dr Joe Timoney studied Electronic Engineering, completing his PhD in 1998. He joined the Dept. of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth in the following year. He teaches on undergraduate programs in Computer Science and in Music Technology. His research interests are based in the area of audio signal processing, with a focus on musical sound synthesis. He recently finished working on an EU FP7 project 'BeatHealth' as part of the team at Maynooth University. Additionally, in the last few years he has also been involved in a number of Commercialisation projects. In 2003 he spent a 3 month research visit at ATR laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, and in 2010 made a research visit to the College of Computing at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Alongside his academic work, he also is a keen DIY electronics enthusiast and has built a number of musical devices. He participates annually in the Dublin Maker Festival as part of the Maynooth University team.
Paula Alexandra Silva, Maynooth University, Ireland
Dr Paula Alexandra Silva is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher and practitioner, who focuses on designing user interfaces for older adults. In particular, she is interested in using technology-mediated dance, or any other form of movement to music, with a view to promote quality of life and wellbeing. She is also a passionate teacher, currently lecturing in the Department of Design Innovation in Maynooth University, Ireland. Before, she has held appointments at a number of Universities where she gained experience teaching a diversity of courses and supervising students. She was also a Post-Doc fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal, where she managed the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) area. She earned her PhD in Computer Science awarded by Lancaster University, where she wrote a dissertation on ‘Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation’ under the supervision of Professor Alan Dix.
Hao Wu, Maynooth University, Ireland
Dr. Hao Wu is an assistant lecturer at Computer Science Department of Maynooth University. He loves to solve challenging software engineering problems and to convey their beauty and complexity to others.