The ESPRIT Pervasive Sensing Exhibition in the Antenna
Gallery of the Science Museum was rated the third in the range of summer sports
exhibitions by the Museum staff and visitors.
The ESPRIT team from Imperial College presented the eAR
sensor, a simple sensor that allows monitoring entire body movements, that was
deemed successful by the visitors of various age groups.
Wearing the sensor behind the ear, visitors of the museum
engaged themselves in fun and interactive games designed by the ESPRIT team,
such as the “Penguin game” or “Paralympics sports game” designed for team sports
such as basketball or wheelchair racing. While children enthusiastically guided
the penguin down the hill to measure various body movement through graphs showing angular velocity and other parameters, adults were challenged by a
more intellectual interactive questionnaire.
As described by the ESPRIT team, the sensors are able to
monitor every aspect of our life and can be a life saver for treating certain
medical conditions. For information about the event, please visit the News and
Events pages of ESPRIT website.
The video coverage of this event is available here.