SpiderSense continues to garner publicity

Participants: Victor Mateevitsi


In April 2013, the UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) “SpiderSense” project - a prototype wearable suit that enables users to sense (without seeing) obstacles around them - was getting a great deal of publicity. SpiderSense was a project done for the UIC Human Augmentics course, an interdisciplinary class aimed at the research and development of technologies for expanding the capabilities and characteristics of humans.

SpiderSense caught the public’s attention (and imagination) after Victor Mateevitsi, a PhD student in the UIC Computer Science Department and a Research Assistant at EVL, presented a paper at the 4th Augmented Human International Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, held in March 2013. The paper was co-authored by Brad Haggadone (UIC Communications), Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon (UIC Computer Science, EVL), and Brian Kunzer (UIC Bioengineering, Neural Engineering Vision Laboratory).

Mateevitsi continues to give presentations and give interviews to the press. Also, “SpiderSense” was a finalist in the UIC Image of Research 2013 competition.

A list of the most recent presentations and publications mentioning UIC and SpiderSense are listed here.


…As part of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) Innovation Lab Program, Mateevitsi will talk and demonstrate “SpiderSense.” This event will be held TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 6pm, at the Harold Washington Library, and is open to the public.

Augmented Reality Chicago (ARCHI) Meeting
by Victor Mateevitsi, August 29, 2013

Augmented World Expo (AWE) 2013
by Victor Mateevitsi, June 4, 2013 also a Finalist for Best Augmented Reality Hardware



New Scientist
Colour-changing clothes could make tech fashionable
by Hal Hodson, September 9, 2013

Ask: The Pros On Wearable Technology
By Johannah King-Slutzky, May 13, 2013

Robotics Business Review
Robotic Awareness Turns Humans into Superheroes
by John Edwards, April 7, 2013

Email: maxine@uic.edu

Date: September 23, 2013
SpiderSense - L. Long, EVL

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