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WearIT - A Rapid Prototyping Platform for Wearables

  • Isabel LeberEmail author
  • Natividad Martínez MadridEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10814)

Abstract

Rapid Prototyping Platforms reduce development time by allowing quick prototyping of a prototype idea and achieve more time for actual application development with user interfaces. This approach has long been followed in technical platforms, such as the Arduino. To transfer this form of prototyping to wearables, WearIT is presented in this paper. WearIT consists of four components as a wearable prototyping platform: (1) a vest, (2) sensor and actuator shields, (3) its own library and (4) a motherboard consisting of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, a board and a GPS module. As a result, a wearable prototype can be quickly developed by attaching sensor and actuator shields to the WearIT vest. These sensor and actuator shields can then be programmed through the WearIT library. Via Virtual Network Computing (VNC) with a remote computer, the screen contents of the Raspberry Pi can be accessed and the Arduino be programmed.

Keywords

Wearables Rapid Prototyping Platform Shields Sensors Actuators eHealth mHealth 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Reutlingen UniversityReutlingenGermany

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