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  • Sharon Gong 9:17 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink  

    To Do List 

    Next we are going to present our Compass H2O propotype on Wearable LA. And get a spot of Gizmodo Feature. Exciting about that.

    So what are we going to to next? Let’s revise this list and take action:)

    1. Create a new story or modify the existing one.
    2. Perfect the prototype and make it in working condition.
    3. Revise the presentation PowerPoint.
    4. Prepare and present.
    5. For Gizmodo, provide introduction about the project and the prototype.
    6. For Gizmodo, create a series of prototype advertisement images for media use (Including taking photos and post production).
    7. Provide your own introduction as a team member.

    Feel free to revise and add more.

    • Glenn Zucman 10:47 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great list Sharon!
      #6 – As you noted, we need to photograph the wristband!
      #8 – I’ll bring a case of “blank water”. Can we print more labels?

      New Story / Use Case

      Moving off Water Finding to Wayfinding, Body Sensing, Social Compass..

      New Slides

      to go with new use case

      As you and I discussed in our Wed nite Google Hangout, we’ll plan to meetup Saturday, Noon – 6p or something like that. At Art Center, or my place in Rosemead, or MakerCityLA, or…

  • Sharon Gong 5:00 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink  

    Indicate hydration level in another way 

    “Vessyl can even tell you whether you need to drink more water by displaying a vivid blue line that rises and falls dependent upon your hydration level. Vessyl calls this part of the technology “Pryme,” and it can be displayed independently on the cup itself, or within the app to show you not only how hydrated you are, but for how long you remained at optimal hydration levels. All of which coincides with the Vessyl mantra of empowering people to make better choices.”


    • Glenn Zucman 8:49 pm on July 1, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wow Sharon, what an interesting find!

      It’s a very sexy and very interesting product. I do wonder though, how many people will be willing to pay US$200 for a mug… and then put everything they drink all day in it? Take it to Starbucks in the morning? To Jamba Juice for lunch? To the pub after work? And will they rinse it in between? And if you do rinse it, will that be logged as drinking 13oz of water?

      It’s easy to be negative about Vessyl or Compass H2O or anything else, but it just seems like a very expensive mug that I have to drag around all day. When I go to the roof of MDP for a party, instead of a red wine glass I’m going to ask the server to put my wine in this white plastic thing?

      I’m also unclear, since it’s not actually sensing your body hydration, but instead your intake, how does it know if you’ve been lying in an air-conditioned bedroom all day, or out running 4-minute miles in blazing heat?

  • Sharon Gong 1:14 pm on June 29, 2014 Permalink  

    Compass H2O, Count Down… 

    compass h2o-final from Vivia-Ziqi Liu on Vimeo.

  • Sharon Gong 12:01 pm on June 29, 2014 Permalink  

    Compass H2O, always points to hope 

    compass logo

    As far as the human physiology is concerned, water is the most vital element for the overall well being. It plays crucial role in all bodily processes by providing a universal medium. Dehydration is a condition, in which water in a living body reduces unusually, and it is likely to encounter in daily life. Dehydration impairs both physical and mental performance in a human being.

    Our wearable band—Compass H2O monitors your hydration level and guides you to the direction of water source to prevent dehydration.

    Compass H2O, always points to hope and will save your life under extreme situation.

    • Sharon Gong 3:29 pm on June 30, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for Susan designing our logo. It’s hard but finally we choose a satisfying one !

  • Sharon Gong 7:49 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink  

    Logo design is not an easy job ! 

    Susan did try several versions. The whole team is still working on choosing one.




  • Sharon Gong 6:45 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink  

    Unveil our upcoming 3D model band 


    • Glenn Zucman 6:56 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      They did such a nice job on this! But the 3D printed material isn’t flexible enough to get our chips in. And printing a mold for casting isn’t going to work. So this design will have to be a future piece.

      ATM the design team’s working on a flexible tube band to go in a perforated fiber sleeve Natalia sewed.

    • Sharon Gong 7:37 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Glad to know that works well. But we’re still trying more possibilities~~

  • Sharon Gong 6:09 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink

    Theory of Epidermal Differential Impedance Sensor for Conformal Skin
    Hydration Monitoring:

  • Sharon Gong 5:39 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink  

    Social Compass, where we come from 

    Compass: A Google Glass Concept from Moment on Vimeo.

    • Glenn Zucman 6:15 pm on June 28, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Great find Sharon! The Glass Social Compass is an interesting app! It has some of the ideas we were thinking about. Of course Compass H2.O is available at a much more affordable price and doesn’t have the bad PR of all the Glassholes!

    • Glenn Zucman 11:05 pm on July 9, 2014 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Watching this video again a week later… now that we’ve moving off “Find Water” and toward Wayfinding / Social Compass. You know, this is a “cute” Google-like video but really, we are not the only ones stretching our use case! Those 4 friends are wearing US$6,000 in tech to find out where in the zoo the gorillas are?? This video to me is more of a “gaming” or “play” scenario than a serious “need”…

      meditating on this…

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