Mengyu Chen, Jing Yan
The concept of a Biometric Visceral Interface originates in the search for an alternative to the visual presentation of biometric data. Departing from the habit brought about by the spectacular society of seeing and understanding, biometric visceral interfaces challenge common practices of communication based upon visual memory and quantified abstraction of biological phenomena. The aim of such interfaces is to extend human perception of body information beyond visual paradigm and semiotic objects. A set of biomorphic designs of soft robotic prosthetics is introduced here to define a new human-machine interface. We describe how a multi-sensory immersive system can reconstruct a user’s body schema in virtual space and visceralize biometric data into the user’s body as a new way to perceive the presence of others.