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BodyVis: Body Learning Through Wearable Sensing and Visualization

dc.contributor.advisorFroehlich, Jon Een_US
dc.contributor.authorNorooz, Leylaen_US
dc.description.abstractUnlike external body parts, organs are invisible and untouchable, making it difficult for children to learn their size, position, and function. With the advent of low-cost sensing, ubiquitous computation, and emerging e-textiles, new teaching approaches are developing that link the physical and virtual worlds. In this thesis, I report on the design and evaluation of several wearable e-textile prototypes --called BodyVis--that combine embedded sensing and interactive visualization to reveal otherwise "invisible" parts and functions of the human body. Key findings from an open-ended cooperative inquiry design session with children were used as guidelines in developing the first prototype. Versions of the second prototype were developed before and after a second cooperative inquiry design session. The final prototype was then evaluated through three design evaluation sessions. Three examples of use demonstrate the potential of BodyVis to engage, excite, and pique children's curiosity in learning about the human body.en_US
dc.titleBodyVis: Body Learning Through Wearable Sensing and Visualizationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLibrary & Information Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledInformation scienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBody learningen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSensing and Visualizationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTangible Computingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledWearable Technologyen_US

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