The Tech Museum of Innovation
“The whole thing depends on a unique element—you. ”
Lath Carlson, Vice President for Exhibits, The Tech Museum of Innovation
This exhibit tracks your emotions
Most commercially available wearables track your steps or calories burned. Body Metrics goes much deeper, using some of the most advanced technology available, from electroencephalograms, which measure brain activity, to muscle sensors. We used heart rate, muscle tension, motion, loudness, and proximity to others to calculate visitors’ physical, social, and emotional state in real time.
Feel your own adventure
Smart guidance is tailored to every visitor, allowing them to navigate the museum based on the kind of experience they want to have, be it calm or energetic, solitary or social. For example, visitors who want to test their focus might get a recommendation to visit the NASA space-walk simulator. It's a layer on top of existing exhibitions, inviting visitors to explore the museum and see how their bodies respond.
Reflect on your journey...and everyone else’s
At the Data Pool, visitors compare their results in greater depth, and see what they were doing at key physical, social, and emotional high points, resulting in a unique biometric signature that shows how their personal data can improve overall wellness.