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CS 594 Special Topics Course

Technologies for Expanding the Capabilities and Characteristics of Humans
Course Description Film, television and video games such as The Six Million Dollar Man, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and as Deus Ex painted a future where technology will ultimately fuse with humans. But that future is not as far away as we think! Exponential advances in technology miniaturization have laid the groundwork for transforming high-tech gadgets into technology that will allow humans to perform beyond their natural sensory, cognitive and motor abilities – in other words, they have the potential to enable humans to see and hear better, absorb and interpret more information, and increase physical endurance. One can think of Human Augmentics (HA) as the driving force in the non-biological evolution of humans. Eyeglasses, hearing aids, and pacemakers can be considered HA’s early progenitors. Today there is a patchwork of technologies, including Smartphones, robotic limbs, Bluetooth earpieces, and personal biometrics sensors, each filling a small augmentation niche. What was previously considered science fiction, such as contact lens displays, brain-computer interfaces and personal exoskeletons, will become ubiquitous, and we will see the emergence of large populations of humans equipped with such augmentations. In this course, students will be introduced to this burgeoning field by: (1) designing,

Motor control limitations ii. Principles of Artificial Implants. Brain Computer Interfaces. Electrical and Computer Engineering. Principles of Persuasive Technologies · Designing for proper. · Designing for trust building between user and persuasive device. Health Science. . Cognitive and Physical Systems · Characteristics of the Human Visual System · Perception-Action paradigm in Humans i. Perceptual illusions · Cognitive Characteristics i. timely and directed feedback to user. Augmentics devices: Displays. Art. Limits of Human Sensory. Human Exoskeletons · Blood brain barrier. Principles of Wearable Computing Technologies · Human Augmentics Ecosystem to connect devices & the Cloud i. Life sustaining processes 2. Mechanical Engineering. BioEngineering. Humanities. Rehabilitation Science. Prosthesis. (3) surveying research in the area by reviewing relevant conference proceedings. and Health including. Psychology. Undergraduate seniors may also take the course with faculty consent. robots. but not limited to: Computer Science. major organs ii. Muscle.building and demonstrating human augmentics technologies. Cognitive Amplifiers · Compensatory devices [Healthy & Disabled populations] i. Workload effects on cognition ii. Brain Machine Interfaces 3. Sensors & Networks / Cyber-Physical Systems · Biometrics Sensors · Environmental Sensors · Body Area Networks 7. Rapid Device Prototyping with Arduino · Using VR systems for prototyping · Using Arduino for prototyping · Using Rapid Prototyping machines 6. Communication. long-term problem with electrode implants · Coordination among sensors to mimic physiological systems 5. Topics List 1. (2) learning about the fundamentals of human limitations (sensory. Ethical Ramifications of Human Augmentation Class Blackboard • Visit this link for class notices. cognitive and physical) as a foundation for the science of Human Augmentics. Data overload effects on behavior · Understanding Physiological Systems i. and Art and Design. sensors ii. Anticipated Students Students will consist of a mix of MS and PhD level students from Engineering. 4.

Valeriy Shafiro o Persuasive Technologies . o Thaler. B..Jim Patton Sensory Limits . and Happiness". B. Morgan Kaufman. “Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do”. Stanford Captology Media". "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health.Renee Taylor o Class team formation (3 students per team) Area 1 (4 teams): Asthma Care Area 2 (2 teams): Colon Care Area 3 (2 teams): Audio Dilation Area 4 (2 teams): Spider Sense • Week 3 (Jan 27) o Android development ..0: What it Means to be Human Past. (Available from ACM through UIC digital library) o Fogg. Present and Future”.Stellan Ohlsson Physical Limits .Bob Kenyon • Week 6 (Feb 17) o Cognitive Audiology . “Humanity 2. S. 2007. Penguin. Wealth.Ronald Garay o Open brainstorming of ideas for project areas o Formation of project teams • Week 4 (Feb 3) o Introduction to Arduino & Rapid Prototyping . J. 2002. 2009. regular ACCC wifi does not work in the room) Readings & Resources • Readings o ACM Augmented Human International Conference Proceedings. 2006-2011.Daniel Sauter o Assignment 1 DUE: Informal presentation of project ideas by each team • Week 5 (Feb 10) o Understanding Human Limitations Cognitive Limits .. R. 20102011..Wifi Access • Fill out this form for Wifi access in the room (note. • Resources o Unity3D o Rapid Prototyping o Arduino Course Schedule • Week 1 (Jan 13) o Intro to the class & Human Augmentics • Week 2 (Jan 20) o Asthma care in urban youth. "Mobile Persuasion". o Fogg. o Fuller.Giselle Mosnaim o Colon care. (Available from ACM through UIC digital library) o Proceedings of Persuasive Technology Conference. Palgrave Macmillan.Jason Leigh ... 2011. H. J.

Spring Break Week 12 (Mar 30) o Assignment 4 DUE: Individual student paper presentations begin (30 students.Todd Kuiken (TBD) Week 10 (Mar 16) o Project Progress Review Week 11 (Mar 23) .Jason Leigh o Assignment 3 DUE: Student paper presentation proposals (based on Readings list above) Week 9 (Mar 9) o Brain Computer Interfaces .Steve Jones o Cyber Physical Systems . 15 minutes per student) Week 13 (Apr 6) o Assignment 4 DUE: Individual student paper presentations continue Week 14 (Apr 13) o Assignment 4 DUE: Individual student paper presentations continue Week 15 (Apr 20) o Project Progress Review Week 16 (Apr 27) o Project Progress Review Week 17 (Exam Week) o Assignment 5 DUE: Final project presentations & semester paper o . Body Area Networks .Bob Kenyon / Jason Leigh Week 7 (Feb 24) o Assignment 2 DUE: Detailed presentation of Final Project o Reviewed by Giselle Mosnaim o Plan visit to Rush Hospital in March Week 8 (Mar 2) o Health Communication & Ethics . Sensor Networks .Sandro Mussa-Ivaldi o Prosthetics .• • • • • • • • • • • Wearable Computing.Cloud Computing.