The Narcisystem

biometric

The Narcisystem is part of an art display where [Eric] strapped himself to as many biometric sensors as he could. The core of the system was a Funnel IO which includes an Arduino, Xbee plug, and LiPo charging circuit. It was collecting data from a heart rate monitor, an EEG, a breathalyzer, compass, and an accelerometer. This data was sent to a laptop and then sent to different displays. You can see the setup functioning in a video after the break. The red flashes are his heart beat, the blue light is the direction he’s facing. What you can’t see is the high power bass thud every time he takes a step. The EEG data was supposed to effect the tempo of the music, but it failed and was dropped, as was the fog machine based on his blood alcohol level. He notes that he wanted to do more, but was lacking the hardware.

18 thoughts on “The Narcisystem

  1. @eric i agree, he didn’t fail, he just found a way not to do it. This is very interesting, i wonder if this could also serve as a medical function.

  2. Lame…. what the hell is the point.. you dont know if your heart is beating or your drunk and don’t know where your going? lamo

  3. FAIL

    @ charlie
    CHARLIE, HE BIT ME. THAT REALLY HURT CHARLIE.
    Now that’s out of my system………..

    @charlie (for real this time)
    digital skin flute LMFAO

  4. the idea is interesting, but the semi-final product is not very good. it could have been much more artistic and creative than a flashing red light and a blue one pulsing.

  5. @meanie
    It’s so that he may Tweet his status, to let OTHERS know if he’s drunk or not breathing.
    Get with the modern age, man!

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  7. perhaps a group effort by the audience effecting the tempo and rhythm? nothing like a mass effect to bring isolation to conformacy

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