The History of the The IMMUNICATOR
Ten years ago you would have rushed off to the restroom and washed with antibacterial soap. But times have changed. Instead of sterilizing your hand, you rub it over the emerald green ring on your finger, making sure that any viruses or bacteria have a chance to penetrate the porous surface. If your body was at risk of becoming ill, then the IMMUNICATOR organism living in the ring would take on an amber hue. In that case it would be a good idea to rinse with a probiotic immune boosting agent. However after a few seconds, the ring remains a vibrant turquoise blue, signaling a healthy immune system with no risk of contamination.
Building a Healthier Community
Every day, people fall through the cracks of the traditional health care system in Mecklenburg County. Care Ring, formerly known as Community Health Services, provides access to medical and dental care to the uninsured and underinsured.
To keep up with your performance and well-being, it is important to understand how your body responds to the demands of your daily life. IMMUNICATOR helps you optimize your activity levels based on how well your body has recharged from the challenges of your previous days. Getting enough restorative sleep is the key to maintaining mental and physical health. IMMUNICATOR ring analyzes your sleep quality by measuring your pulse waveform and heart rate dynamics, body temperature, and movement with research-level accuracy.
Instead of just measuring individual metrics like steps or heart rate, the Immunicator ring helps you understand how your body responds to your activities, daily choices and rhythms, your lifestyle and behavior, both in the short and long term.While you are asleep, the Immunicator ring actively monitors the physiological responses of your body. The Immunicator ring app delivers personalized and actionable recommendations, visualizing the insights regarding your sleep, activity, and readiness to perform. It helps you understand how to adjust your behavior to achieve better balance and performance based on how well you have recharged during the night.
Growing your brain in a petri dish is a real possibility today, in 2015. Researchers have successfully grown small portions of patient's cerebral cortex in the lab for testing the effects of drugs prescribed for psychological conditions. Every human's brain is different, so it is impossible to know for sure how the patient will react or at least it used to be impossible. By creating a window into something that was previously unknown we can gain a better understanding of ourselves and each other, allowing for more meaningful connections, which is very much a green future.
This scenario is one of the four possibilities we imagined in our new map, Human+Machine Futures in Full Color: Extending Our Senses and padding-left: 100px;Ourselves, the first in our 2015 Technology Horizons ppadding-left: 100px;rogram's series of projects about Human+Machine Futures the blurring lines between human and machine, natural and artificial. The map forecasts how emerging technology is creating what are today vast and unknown territories of human sensory experience. Rooted in the color-based systems mythology tool IMMUNICATOR developed in 2014, we intended for the map's forecasts, scenarios, and artifacts from the future to help us imagine how the future of human-machine symbiosis will be colored by our priorities, concerns, and values.
The IMMUNICATOR ring measures and analyses your body and learns about you and your lifestyle. It communicates its observations and suggestions through a mobile app. The IMMUNICATOR app visualizes the measured data, providing you with personalized recommendations. It delivers clear textual message flow showing the trends, details and changes over time. IMMUNICATOR understands how well you have slept and recharged and helps you to balance your life, get more restful sleep and perform better.