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Author may now be reached at University of Toronto, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 10 King's College Road Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5S 3G4, mann@eecg.toronto.edu; Project funded, in part, by the Council for the Arts at MIT, by HP labs, Palo Alto, and by BT, PLC.

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I have named this criterion in honor of the Eudaemons, a group of west-coast physicists who pioneered unobtrusive wearable computers.

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...herself
More precisely, what is meant here is the notion of self, from the perspective of the individual, which defines a physical boundary between the self and the environment. This boundary is called the `corporeal boundary' [2] and is related to the concept of ``prosthetic territory''[3].

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...roulette
The term ``cheating'' was not particularly appropriate here, as there was an element of doubt surrounding the morals and ethics of the casino establishments themselves. Thus the Eudaemons were regarded by many as heroes in a world of villains who might have killed or ``disappeared'' them had they discovered their methodology.
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...radio
At this time, I was a high-school student on very limited budget, therefore much of the components and methodology were based on surplus materials and borrowed equipment.
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...assistant
Because of the tedious nature of this procedure, many assistants found this work boring. While the excitement of the project drew in many first-time volunteer assistants, I had difficulty finding assistants who would go on subsequent expeditions.
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...transceivers
These were low-cost units typically marketed as children's toys, with a power output of approximately 100 milliwatts, operating in the 11 meter band), two attached to the body, and two situated at the base station.

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...etc.
The author's work with Dr. Ghista of McMaster University, which involved designing and building patient monitoring hardware and software, was partially responsible for much of the early inspiration in combining biological sensing with wearable computing. Later work during a Biomedical Engineering course, which I took from Dr. Hubert DeBruin of McMaster University, and after that, discussions with Prof. R.W. Picard, and others when I arrived at MIT, have further influenced my thinking on wearable computing combined with biological sensing.

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...item
This early effort pointed toward a later effort of the mid 1980s when I was to make an attempt at making wearable computing fashionable, and be represented through two modeling agencies. By 1985, I had established a following in certain parts of the fashion industry. However, after various fashion shows and the like, I decided that function was more important than form, and changed my focus from design back to art and science.

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...four
If I were weaving this myself, I would introduce a fifth, made from loops of cloth, to use as a privacy/chaff layer for secure WearComp.
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...cameras
The sense in which smart clothing is unobtrusive to these security cameras[17] is that the clothing behaves like clothing should - it's nontransparent.
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...and [#starner97##1#]
Starner, Levine, and others have, independently of the author, put forth the idea of using the finger as a pointing device.
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...store
While there have been previous augmented reality implementations of `Post-It' notes, the approach presented here is novel in that it attains sub-pixel accuracy through the use of the homographic modeling/personal imaging approach.
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Steve Mann
Tue Jan 6 23:24:56 EST 1998