Will Canine

Arm-2-Arm

by Will Canine on April 16, 2013

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WREX Prototyping

by Will Canine on March 26, 2013

        The Gooseneck Lamp Deconstruction: First Paper Prototype with Two Degrees of Freedom: Constructing Lasercut Second Paper Prototype:     Second Paper Prototype with Four Degrees of Freedom:    Next Steps: more…

Exo-Electro Final Project Refinement

by Will Canine on March 11, 2013

With Andy Sigler and Carl Jamilkowski We have made some good progress refining and researching our project. We have taken out the input side of the equation, and instead are focusing just on the problem of moving a person’s arms non-autonomously. To do this, we will pair electro-muscular stimulation with a WREX system. Electro-muscular stimulation, of […] more…

The Windup Girl

by Will Canine on March 5, 2013

I think that science fiction is one of the most important things for technologists to read. It provides a inspiration for looking forward, professional and compelling ideation on potential futures. Sci-Fi even shapes how we imagine technology even once it is part of our lives — William Gibson coined the term “cyberspace” in his 1984 […] more…

Preliminary Research: Exoskeletal Arm Interface

by Will Canine on March 4, 2013

Exoskeletal Arm Interface The goal of our project is to transfer one arm’s movement through an exoskeletal sensor and into another person’s arm using direct electrical muscular stimulation. This blog is a starting point for looking at the design of exoskeletal arm interface. The broader design challenge for this input half of our project is […] more…

I am really interested in the idea of technological body augmentation — the use of artifacts to improve our ability to sense and act upon the world around us. Obviously there are already examples of technology we attach to our bodies to make us preform better — glasses, hearing aids, sports braces, warming and cooling […] more…

This is the type of syringe redesign we need!

by Will Canine on February 19, 2013

Biotech Company Run by High Schoolers Developing a “Flying Syringe” Link to the article. more…

Arms and Necks

by Will Canine on February 11, 2013

Andy Sigler and Will Canine We wanted to show two joints that can preform diverse movements — spinning, pushing, rotating, etc — so we chose the shoulder and the neck. After messing around with a Kinect, we decided to just use the Cannon 5D for traditional 2D video and a green screen to isolate the joints from the rest […] more…