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Beauty Technology as an Interactive Computing Platform

Vega, K. Beauty Technology as an Interactive Computing Platform. Rio de Janeiro, 2014. PhD Thesis - Departament of Informatics, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
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Abstract: This work introduces the term Beauty Technology as an emergent field in Wearable Computing. Wearable Computing had changed the way individuals interact with computers, intertwining natural capabilities of the human body with processing apparatus. Beauty Technology transforms our body in an interactive platform by hiding technology into beauty products for creating muscle based interfaces that don’t give the wearer a cyborg look. Several applications of beauty technologies used in everyday products and shown in exhibitions expose the fea-sibility of this technology. Conductive Makeup, Beauty Tech Nails, FX e-makeup and Hairware exemplify Beauty Technology prototypes.