Pedestrian-mounted Brake Lights and Turn Signals??
At first glace, the upcoming Augmented Human International Conference ‘13 in Stuttgart looks to be an attempt of Japanese researchers to troll the science community with a Chindogu–Japanese “unuseless” invention: Brake lights for your butt.
The Journal of Improbable Research today offered links to a great story: Pedestrian-mounted brake lights: March 8 in Stuttgart (Improbable Research–blog | 2013/02/27).
At the “Augmented Human ‘13″ conference, Japanese researchers, Hiroaki Sasaki, Tsutomu Terada and Masahiko Tsukamoto will present: A System for Visualizing Human Behavior based on Car Metaphors (link). The researchers will, propose a system for visualizing the user context by using information presentation methods based on those found in cars, such as wearing LEDs as brake lights, which can be seen by surrounding people. Ri-i-i-ight.