Sensory Helping Hands: Modular Sensory Augmentation System (Prototype)

Chris Hill, Will Harris


Having made a lot of wearables as an engineer, advisor, and through replication, there’s one irritation that I find consistent with a lot of systems (mine included) – components (typically sensors & actuators) can’t be maneuvered to the wearer’s preferences. To begin to think about how to solve this issue, I’ve made this prototype system called Sensory Helping Hands. With the system, wearers are able to swap sensors/actuators/displays as well as orient the components wherever they want near their body (egocentric design). I also think this system would be an interesting way to prototype heads-up displays.