Anurag Sehgal has published a thesis work, “EasyTech SafeTrek – A Modular Wearable System of Mountaineering Devices”. Abstract: Mountaineers currently carry a number of devices, which were never specifically developed for the context. The interfaces, software architecture, ergonomics, storage, wearability and power source on all the devices pose some form of problem to the users. This thesis introduces a novel wearable system to replace the existing devices with a more ergonomic, lighter, power-economical and comfortable system. The system is easier to use and offers mountaineers to intuitively access the existing features of all the current devices combined plus newer features that helps solve many existing needs and problems. The system is made specifically to the context of mountaineering and thus has apt and easy interaction techniques and ensures to enrich the experience of mountaineers regarding the inevitable use of technologies.
The Pervasive and Mobile Computing Journal (PMC) is a professional, peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality scientific articles (both theory and practice) covering all aspects of pervasive computing and communications. Pervasive computing, often synonymously called ubiquitous computing, is an emerging field of research that brings in revolutionary paradigms for computing models in the 21st century. Tremendous developments in such technologies as wireless communications and networking, mobile computing and handheld devices, embedded systems, wearable computers, sensors, RFID tags, smart spaces, middleware, software agents, and the like, have led to the evolution of pervasive computing platforms as natural successor of mobile computing systems.
XS (Extra Soft) Labs is a design research studio where we develop artifacts that are extra soft and react in weird ways to our bodies and our environments. We play, we experiment, we develop new technologies, we make art, and we design prototypes in electronic textiles and wearable computing.
The Wearable Computing Laboratory is part of the Electronics Laboratory (IfE) of the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). The Lab aims to exploit ETH’s expertise in microsystems, electronic packaging, computer architecture and image recognition to develop a versatile, miniaturized wearable computer platform.