Welcome everybody to the home of Pumping Station: One's GGHC team.  We'll be posting here regularly with updates, so stay tuned!

 

We're a fairly young space located in Chicago, just finishing our two year anniversary of moving into our current location.  We have around 60 members with a wide array of backgrounds -- everything from artists and engineers to teachers and chemists.  We competed in Mitch's last hackerspace competition and had such a fun time we knew we couldn't pass this one up.  We'll have some videos introducing the team and touring the our workspace in the coming weeks, but for now, let's get on to

 

The Project

 

We see our project as a way to give students the opportunity to participate in hands-on science.

 

 

                                                                                                          We
plan to build a biosensor array which can record a variety of biosignals. Options under consideration include
sensors to measure heart rate, body temperature, galvanic skin response, EEG, blood sugar levels, and blood
pressure, among others. The sensors would be attached in the appropriate places by velcro or elastic. The
sensor array will be accompanied by software which will allow students to visualize and analyze data from
their own bodies. This could be used in conjunction with biology or gym classes, and can help foster an early
habit of paying attention to one’s body and health.

We're building a biosensor array which can record a variety of biosignals. Some examples of signals that we hope it will be able to detect are: heart rate, body temperature, galvanic skin response, brain activity, blood pressure & oxygen saturation and respiratory function.

 

 

The sensor array will be accompanied by software running on a wirelessly connected smartphone or computer that makes it easy to visualize and analyze data from their own bodies.

 

We'd love to see it used in gym or biology classes, for example, and we think it can help students by encouraging an early habit of understanding and paying attention to their bodies and health.