3D Printed Eyeglasses Sort Data Based on Your Interests


Amoeba is a 3D printed eyeglass that understands you!

Amoeba works by analyzing your bio-parameters to understand your interests. The 3D printed eyeglass was designed by three students at the RCA. The three students, Sanya Rai, Florian Puech, and Carine Colle have designed the 3D eyeglass that can indicate a person’s individual interests and lead to intuitive bookmarking.

By monitoring your subconscious through parameters such as breathing rate and pupil dilation, the sensors can organize and process large amounts of data based solely on your preferences. Its creators claim that Amoeba can help you better process data.

“With increasing digital interactions, we are constantly bombarded with vast amounts of data. Going through all this data and organizing it is an arduous task. Amoeba aims to make it easier for us to intuitively process this data and presents it through a simple, interactive interface,” explained the team.

Amoeba’s sensors include a heat sensor near your mouth to monitor your breathing rate and sensors on the arm of the eyeglass to measure the electrical conductance of your skin. It also has a camera embedded into the lens to measure your pupil size. By analyzing changes in your bio-parameters, the Amoeba can analyze and judge your interests.

The team has developed a 3D prototype of the eyeglass, combined with a web-based software that can create a summary of your research based on the levels of interest peaked during a certain period of time. The team goes on to explain that in the future, with devices documenting every moment our of lives, there will be massive amounts of data to process. The Amoeba is designed to take the nightmare out of sorting through this data, and to bring the most interesting stuff to the front. It will “save us a lot of time and effort” the team explains.

What do you think? Interesting concept or too close for comfort? 

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