Wearable data logger for audio-visual, environmental, physiological and spatial data, 2014
with Laura Fisher and Jill Bennett
The SenseScape is an innovative life-logging system that captures audio-visual, geo-location, motion and physiological data in time synchronicity. It takes the SenseCam concept to a new level by providing researchers with a tool to capture dense multimodal datasets in lab and field studies.
Sensescape consists of a custom made electronic interface and a smartphone App. The app takes photos at a regular interval, has smart voice recording and logs meta-data from its built-in sensors such as GPS, motion, orientation and ambient light. The custom sensor- interface is connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone app, and measures environmental (temperature, atmospheric pressure) and physiological responses such as heart rate, heart rate variability and galvanic skin response.
- Visual. Photos take at regular interval (0.5-5sec) with smartphone camera
- Audio. Level controlled sound recording through an external wearable microphone connected to smartphone
- Galvanic Skin Response (affect). Custom bluetooth interface
- Heart Rate Variability. Custom bluetooth interface
- Heart Rate. Custom bluetooth interface
- Temperature/Humidity. Custom bluetooth interface
- Geo-location. Smartphone GPS sensor
- Orientation. Smartphone dig. compass sensor
- Acceleration. Smartphone sensor
For a sample data set, click here or for a sample KML file for Google Earth or Maps, click here.
The Sensecape device made possible, for the first time, an extensive study of the emotional and physiological responses riding a bicycle in the urban context of Sydney (Veloscape). The collection of this geo-referenced physiological data allowed us to generate a “heat map” of Sydney city streets and bicycle lanes, indicating spots of particular high stress or joy responses from the riders.
- Sydney Rides Festival, Sydney (2014)
- Experimental Thinking/Design Practices, Griffith University Art Gallery, Brisbane (2015)
- Experimental Practice: Provocations In and Out of Design, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne (2015).
- The Veloscape Project: Cyclists Sensing the City. Fisher, L., Kuchelmeister, V. (2017). In David Curtis (Eds.), Building Sustainability with the Arts. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9133-2, 01/08/2017, Page 49-63/431.