|October 30th, 2011|
|tech, cogsci [html]|
I want to build this. The
current potential needed
is 5-15 volts, which is practical and reasonably safe. I need a
flexible grid of electrodes, connected to something like an arduino,
connected to some sort of camera. I think I could use a smartphone
camera and use the smartphone to control the arduino. The part I
don't currently know how to get or make is the electrode grid. It
needs to be mouth-safe, and it would be nice if it were at least 10
electrodes on a side. The ones I see are way
too small. I'd also need to figure out how to get that up to ~5V
and controlled by the arduino, but I think there's a lot out there on
thatt sort of thing.
It might be interesting to see whether there are other things that might make a better tongue-sense than sight. GPS location? Compass direction? Bus locations? Magnetic field strength? Weather predictions? How well would we internalize a sense we had not evolved to use?