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    Essentially, this project was an experiment based on the senses. Our experience of reality is constrained by our biology, which only allows us t… Read More
    Essentially, this project was an experiment based on the senses. Our experience of reality is constrained by our biology, which only allows us to sample a small segment of our surrounding environment. I began to investigate other species of animals, and even tribal natives in an attempt to understand their biology...it turns out that we all "sample" the world in a different way. For example, bats use ultrasonic waves to navigate, bloodhounds have millions of receptors on their nose which provides a heightened sense of smell, and rodents use whiskers to "feel" their way around an environment. Since wearable technology was trending this year, I decided to use that to try and broaden what our sense sample. Read Less
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Photo credit: Itziar Telletxea Rocha.
Photo credit: Itziar Telletxea Rocha.
Oddly enough, the ritual of hunting is actually very similar to firefighting - they operate in teams of 3 or 4 (with each member having a very specific role), they work well under pressure, and their  lunged stance is almost identical.
 
How is it that these tribal natives are able to hunt successfully, and tame wild fires without any sort of equipment or protective uniforms? Their natural instinct appears to be heightened, they are totally at one with their environment. This is the polar opposite to firefighters, who are have no awareness or pre compiled information about their surroundings upon entry.
 
I wanted to provide a solution which would enhance/ amplify firefighters senses...in fact, I wanted to create a sort of 6th sense. I achieved this goal through the use of  wearable technology.
 
 
Poster for my Graduation Exhibition/ Show.
Wicklow The Week (Radio Interview)