Bruise: A color-changing suit to help paraplegics detect injuries #WearableWednesday
Bruise is a color-changing suit that will help paraplegics detect injury. Visit their site here. Via Ecouterre.
Sit-Skiing, Wheelchair Basketball and Ice Sledge Hockey are fast paced, high-performance, high adrenaline sports. But they don’t come without their risks. Athletes often struggle with undiagnosed injuries in the parts of their body with reduced sensation.
Consequently, injuries may be left untreated and develop into performance-hindering or even life-threatening conditions. BRUISE is a smart injury detection suit, which uses a recyclable pressure-sensitive film to indicate the severity of injuries. BRUISE is made of sweat-wicking stretch fabric for a comfortable supportive fit. Mesh inserts and ergonomic seams offer breathability and freedom for movement. High risk areas are covered with disposable made-to-fit film inserts. If an area is excessively stressed during an accident, the film will irreversibly change colour. After training or competing, injured areas can be easily spotted and dealt with.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.