Tired of phones during concerts? College tyro wins Amazon Catalyst extend for little wipe camera

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Dylan Rose is a beginner during a University of Washington. He only won an Amazon Catalyst extend for $10,000. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Dylan Rose was sleepy of observant live song by a smartphone screens of associate concertgoers. The 19-year-old University of Washington tyro didn’t only set out to solve that problem with another tool — he put himself on a trail to change tellurian behavior.

“I wish to emanate record that changes a world,” Rose said. “I’ve been a geek of electronics, tech, anything given we was unequivocally young.”

Still flattering immature by world-changing standards, Rose is a assured child from Chicago who landed during a UW in partial since of a surrounding tech ecosystem in Seattle. His origination is GilmpseCam — a wearable wipe camera designed to constraint live music.

Rose is one of 9 UW students, expertise and staff awarded a extend from Amazon Catalyst, a module that is a partnership between a tech hulk and UW CoMotion that encourages creation in a university community. “The thought of a module is to enthuse people to consider big, invent solutions to real-world problems, and make a certain impact on a world,” according to CoMotion.

For anyone who has been to a unison in a past several years, anything that gets people to reduce their phones and be some-more benefaction during a knowledge would positively be noticed as creation “a certain impact on a world.”

In a age of amicable media and a consistent need to share, it’s lovely to accommodate a teen who is pulling behind opposite a constantly connected genius — generally with his possess innovative spirit.

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Dylan Rose is in a early stages of perplexing to know what a GlimpseCam wearable camera’s pattern could demeanour like. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

“I’m innate to solve problems, and that’s a problem we see,” Rose said. “I can’t tell we how many times I’m sitting with my friends, and they’re like, ‘What is there to do? I’m so bored, I’m so bored,’ and they’re only scrolling. we consider it hurts amicable interaction. Take it to a subsequent turn — mental health. we consider a era is being strike like a lorry by mental health problems, so flourishing adult in and around that we see a outcome that that daily use of a smartphone and other amicable media technologies have on us. The biggest gamble that I’m hedging here is not that people are going to stop fondness amicable media, it’s that we can give them a improved approach to do it.”

When he was in high school, Rose desired a thought of Google Glass. Last year he indeed launched a Kickstarter for a product he combined called Kai, that concerned a voice-enabled interface mounted on a span of eyeglasses behind a ear. He didn’t lift a required funds, though in a routine he gained a despotic appreciation for voice — generally Amazon’s Alexa — and why he considers it a some-more intuitive, seamless, and entire form than relying on a screen.

But Google Glass and Snap Spectacles got it wrong, in Rose’s view, since a expectancy was that users wouldn’t wish to take them off, and in a routine would be documenting scarcely everything.

“Wearables are not a consumer play longterm,” he said. “Wearables are unequivocally improved to be integrated during an event, or for a specific activity. But creation something and saying, ‘Here, record your life’ … Google attempted it, SnapChat attempted it, no one wants that. I’m not going down that route.”

As a beginner during UW, Rose pronounced he likes to consider he’s pre-engineering. But he’s unequivocally critical about a startup life and he’s doing some-more of an individualized lane that allows him time to do investigate credits. He’s now streamer adult a commercialization group in an engineering lab, with 6 undergrads operative with him to build his device. This summer he pronounced he’ll also be operative in a special projects lab during Amazon.

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Some of a pointless tools Dylan Rose is messing with as he tries to improved know wearable technology. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Rose showed off a variety of components that are going into prototypes that he’s been tinkering with while operative on GlimpseCam. He had a Raspberry Pi and a Pi 3, some batteries, headbands and messy Spectacles in his bag of tricks, among other things. The thought is that a skinny hairband will be given with a tiny camera and maybe even rest on ambient backscatter communication — another UW breakthrough that is explained here. Images would be transmitted around WiFi.

Rose’s faith is that a headbands are something that could be handed out during concerts or festivals. The writer of a eventuality or even a artist could be concerned in picking adult a cost, branding, advertising, etc.

“The prophesy is, we can uncover adult during a concert. We can tag we with a headband, maybe a wristband with some vending information. Everything we need for that contained experience, no distractions, no amicable media, no B.S.,” Rose said. “Leave a phone during home.”

Getting people to embankment their phones during events that are so developed for social-media bragging will expected be easier pronounced than done. And positively phones are used for most some-more than only capturing unison video. But if a teen is already meditative in a new direction, there’s hope. The Glimpse Wearables sign after all is “Look adult during a world, not down during a screen.”

Rose pronounced his final unison was a Pusha T hip-hop uncover during UW. He pronounced didn’t fire any video on his phone, though he saw copiousness of people who were doing only that.

Would he have available tools of a show, hands free, if there was a wipe camera for only such a thing?

“Absolutely.”



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