Decimal Lab Collaborates with MeU Technology to develop iShy
MeU is a wearable device which is intended to be embedded into clothing in order to display textual messages through the use of LED lights. The applications of the device include, but are not limited to, bike safety, environmental data display, a platform for personal messages, game play, and even simple aesthetic purposes. The device began as an undergraduate thesis project at OCAD University in Toronto and the idea has since come to life.
Decimal Lab has become the very first client to work in partnership with MeU. Since attaining a MeU device, Decimal Lab has developed an application known as iShy which allows shy people to talk into their smartphones and have the message displayed visually on their clothing through the embedded MeU device. The application was created by Nathan Gale, a research assistant at the lab.
In addition to being useful for shy people, the application can also be used to create a visual display of the sounds in the surrounding environment. While this is a seemingly less useful application of the technology, it is still a compelling idea.
Clearly, the partnership between MeU and Decimal Lab has been productive and successful so far. It will be interesting to see the developments which may ensue in the future. Needless to say, the members of the lab are hopeful for the future of the collaboration between ourselves and MeU.