We are pleased to announce that NSF CNS has awarded three years of funding for the Computational Jewelry for Mobile Health project, which complements many of the projects in the Trustworthy Health and Wellness program and involves several of the same Dartmouth researchers.
The project’s vision is that computational jewelry, in a form like a bracelet or pendant, will provide the properties essential for successful body-area mHealth networks. These devices coordinate the activity of the body-area network and provide a discreet means for communicating with their wearer. Such devices complement the capabilities of a smartphone, bridging the gap between the type of pervasive computing possible with a mobile phone and that enabled by wearable computing.
The interdisciplinary team of investigators from Dartmouth and Clemson is designing and developing ‘Amulet’, an electronic bracelet and a software framework that enables developers to create (and users to easily use) safe, secure, and efficient mHealth applications that fit seamlessly into everyday life. The research is determining the degree to which computational jewelry offers advantages in availability, reliability, security, privacy, and usability, and developing techniques that provide these properties in spite of the severely-constrained power resources of wearable jewelry.
Learn more about the Amulet project at amulet-project.org.