National Geographic Kids book features UIC / EVL SpiderSense
Alex Simes and Khairi Reda, UIC Computer Science graduate students and EVL research assistants, test out the “SpiderSense” suit - Lance Long, UIC / EVL
Participants: Victor Mateevitsi, Brad Haggadone (UIC Communications), Brian Kunzer (UIC Bioengineering), Jason Leigh & Robert Kenyon (UIC Computer Science, Electronic Visualization Laboratory)
National Geographic publishes a series of reference books for Kids entitled “Weird but True!”. In Summer, 2014, National Geographic came out with an edition called “Weird but True!: Ripped from the Headlines,” which the book’s describes as “the most bizarre and surprising news stories you’ve ever read… and they’re all true.”
Chapter 3, on Incredible Inventions, includes “SpiderSense” - prototype wearable technology that enables users to sense (without seeing) obstacles around them - developed by Victor Mateevitsi (UIC Computer Science, Electronic Visualization Laboratory), Brad Haggadone (UIC Communications), Brian Kunzer (UIC Bioengineering), and Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon (UIC Computer Science, Electronic Visualization Laboratory).
A copy of the article “Wearable Tech: Set your ‘Spidey Sense Tingling’” can be downloaded under ‘documents’.
Information on the National Geographic Kids book.
See information on SpiderSense:
Read the UIC NEWS article.
Date: January 1, 2014
Document: Wearable Tech: Set your Spidey Sense Tingling (Article)