Electronette


The purpose of this project was to focus on the creation of novel, computationally-enriched “sensory extension” for educational purposes. The intent was to enable students to design and build their own sensory applications, and in doing so will they learn about various computer science and neuroscience topics. The HCI device created is called the Electronette. The Electronette is an arm-mounted electrical muscle stimulation device for extending a sense using electrodes and responding with a tactile output for the user. As an EMS device, the Electronette completes a circuit using the human body, which depending on the voltage, can cause muscle groups to contract involuntarily; causing fingers to twitch, arms to move, hands to grasp, and more.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1736051.

The project was developed in the Craft Tech Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder.

INSTRUCTABLES:

Control Yourself Using the Electronette

PRESENTATIONS:

​​Christian Hill​​, Michael Eisenberg, Ann Eisenberg. (2018, September). ​​“ ​ ​The Electronette: An HCI Device for Controlling the Human Arm Using Electrical Stimuli​.” ​ ​ ​ Poster presented at SASC STEM Symposium,​ Boulder, CO.  

Christian Hill​​, Michael Eisenberg, Ann Eisenberg. (2018, October). ​​“ ​ ​The Electronette: An HCI Device for Controlling the Human Arm Using Electrical Stimuli​​.” ​ ​ Poster and orally presented at 2018 UNM McNair Scholars Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM. 

​Christian Hill​​, Michael Eisenberg, Ann Eisenberg. (2018, October). ​“ ​ ​​The Electronette: An HCI Device for Controlling the Human Arm Using Electrical Stimuli​​.” ​ ​ Poster presented at UROP Sidewalk Symposium, Boulder, CO.