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Space shuttle

The space shuttle contains three main types of devices: telepresence with loved ones on earth [Sleep Presence, Kicker Corset, Streaming Consciousness], playful communication and teamwork [Augs, Cross-Condo Communication, Handshake Validator] and, practical tools for running the space shuttle [Human Dots, Debater, Arm-e talk-e, interaction/environment control panel]. The theme on the space shuttle is communication for a more comfortable, safe and happy trip in space.

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#13 Mind reading Nubbins

Stream of conscious streaming service: it’s like live journal but potentially more embarrassing, The audience will be televised. Allows those that follow you to be privy to your thoughts at any given moment in the day. Choose from hundreds of voices to read your thoughts to those that tune into you channel.

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#21 Human Dots

Two torcs that track the position of multiple other people wearing them on small vibrotactile 180 degree displays. Both vertical and horizontal position is tracked. Letting you know if someone is above, below or in which direction. But not being able to know who. Possibly learning to discern by recalling patterns of movement.

#26 Arm-e Talk-e

A gauntlet that acts as a receiver and transmitter of IR signals. Allowing the user to send their hand gestures to another person who wears the same device. As this is IR they have to be within view of each other (or at least the gauntlets do.) The upper arm portion consists of motors that constrain five evenly spaced rings. These act as feedback for what the other's fingers are doing. Allowing for fast (with practice) silent local communication.

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#56 Secret Handshake Validator

Lights up green if you did it right! (Electrocutes you if you didn’t?)

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#58 Aug(s)

Worn non-proportional heads and arms that use underlying AI to discuss and argue with each other when they meet. Removing the necessity for noisy conversation between individuals. (But really providing much amusement.)

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#65 Debate

A device that projects arguments, points and evidence in the space between two people debating.

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#69 Interactions/Environmental Control Panel

A wrist-based device used to control your availability for social interactions as well as your engagement with your environment. These input values are gathered using a microcontroller and transmitted by Bluetooth Low Energy to a neural guidance device that is yet to be developed.

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#71 Kicker Corset

A set of belts for a couple, one with sensors one with actuators. Monitors belly and back on a pregnant person. Transposes sensation of baby kicks as well as well as lower back pain and other aches to non-pregnant partner.

#79 Cross Condo Body Language

A high visibility suit specifically designed to communicate across condo balconies to people in nearby condos.

#96 Sleep Presence

a bed which produces an imprint in response to a matching bed. Allows partners to feel presence in bed without bothersome snoring, noises, fidgeting etc.