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Swiper

Gesture Detector For Running

The situation existing

Today, if you'd like to running with cellphone you must use a 'phone sport armband' and it have some problems.

For example, if you like to change songs while running, you must rich to your cellphone and look what you tap.

Another problem with the armband is the access to the volume buttons. In some of the armband it's not easy to push them.  After some experiments, I found this gesture very disturbing and decided to design another way to control the phone while running. 

Observations

After the Observations I recognize that all of the runners running with them hands beside the body to give themselves balance while running. I found this area a good place to handle the phone by technology.   

Technology

While the research after technology that suitable to my project, I found 'Google Project Soli'. Project Soli is a chip that can recognize between gesture by listening. The accuracy of this chip is very high so I can decide witch gesture the object will receive and handle according the program.      

Interaction with the body

From the observations I found the area of the chest as a good place to work.  

Hand gesture 

Turn up

the volume

Turn down

the volume

Previous

song

Next 

song

Stop

music

On/off

Connected to the device 

Inspirations

Sketches 

Final design 

The size of the Swiper is 6 cm x 6 cm and its connect to the body by clip cloth.  The texture of the clip give to the runner light feeling while running and not Stick to the skin with the sweat. Beside that, The Swiper contains a battery, Bluetooth antenna, Google Soli and led light to on and off orientation. 

The purpose behind the design is to create alight wight package that talk with the word of the runners. The shell of the object made from rubber and ABS plastic.  

The Swiper wireless charging ability allows a friendly and safety charge, and waterproof abilities. The charger designed to be compact and portable.