Emotional Connections, Conducttr & the Metaware platform
- In our quest to turn the world into a storytelling platform, we’re connecting Conducttr to the Metaware platform. The technology gives us a tiny microprocessor to embed in clothes, wristbands, toys and such like and allows Conducttr, via a mobile app, to access:
- Accelerometer motion data
- Ambient temperature
- Detect user input
- Control onboard LEDs
- Vibrate a buzzer/motor
Most discussions about the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables focus on utility apps and fitness apps. It seems there’s very few people thinking about entertainment and educational possibilities of this.
The diagram below illustrates what I’m calling a “social device network”. It allows friends, families, communities, ad hoc groups and teams to be connected in emotional, gentle-touch ways where the ambiguity of a vibration or the color sequence of an LED says more than a blog post of a Facebook status update.
They’ll be more on this at the Conducttr Conference on Friday Oct 17th in London, England. In the meantime, please feel free to download the different but somewhat related datasheet on storytelling for smart cities.
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