For my Feedback Loop project I have created a prototype for iSlouch. The basic idea is that when using the computer it is easy to lose good posture gradually. When the user begins to slouch iSlouch will notify the user by showing a graphic of what the user’s spine looks like. This graphic will take form as a transparent sheet across the screen that the user is working on. This version of the prototype uses a face detection library with the computer’s camera and whenever the detected face dips along the y-axis, the curved spine graphic is triggered.
This prototype was tested on 2 people so far with the following feedback:
-They both liked the fact that nothing had to attach to their bodies.
-They liked the simple style of the graphic
-They would like to see more accuracy in a further iteration