Since Jocelyn’s time at Brandeis, NYU, and the MIT Media Lab, she has become one of the first innovators in the application of wearable biometric technology to real-time graphical visualizations. Some of her past projects include:

ULTRAESTHESIA, 2016 - Present

An installation using virtual reality and biosensors to create an experience of synesthesia and alien senses (with Richard Cytowic and Marcos Lutyens).

 
 

 

PROJECT DECADE, 2016 - Present  

A collaboration with NYU and the NYC Media Lab, and sponsored by Verizon, to develop an interactive abstract virtual-reality experience that uses a wireless version of the biometric ring, with implications for education and wellness.

 
 

 

A biometric ring sensor, 2015 - Present

A skin conductance ring using the ring sensors as electrodes was deployed last year in HI*SEAS, a NASA project simulating a long-term mission to Mars.  The ring was used to measure astronauts' activity during virtual reality experiments nature and other images of home on earth.

 
 

Commissioned performances, 2014-2015

A custom wrist-worn wearable was created for both the Future of Storytelling 2014 and a religious light celebration that allowed a performer to interact with an audience by building excitement and watching it visually through arousal sensors. 

 
 

TRANS*FORM, driven by the CONDUCTOR’S JACKET, 1998, 2011

One of the 150 iconic objects in the MIT150 Exhibition at the MIT Museum, TRANS*FORM was an abstract graphical projection of the output from the 12 biosensors in a jacket worn by Keith Lockhart of the Boston Pops Orchestra during a performance.

 
 

The GALVACTIVATOR, 1998

A glove that measured skin conductance and mapped it to a glowing light, the Galvactivator was the first patented wearable, washable biosensor. Jocelyn authored the patent, along with Dr. Rosalind Picard, Jonny Farringdon and Nancy Tilbury. Two thousand of these were made for an audience at MIT's Kresge Hall. It was a seminal early work in manufacturing of wearables. 

 
 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS

2015  Cambridge Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA , “Inkworks” 11th Floor, 2015 – Present

2014  Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA April 3-4 2014

2014  1st Place in Painting, Abstract Exhibition, Focus, Point, Shape Gallery, focuspointshape.com

2013   Newton Open Studios Fall Juried Exhibition, Mayors Office, Newton, MA  Nov. 2 – 3 2013

2013  In “New England Collective IV”, Juried Show, Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, MA, August 2013

2013  Newton Open Studios, Newton, MA, April 6-7 2013

2012-2013   “Spimes”, Winter Small Works Exhibition, Arsenal Art Gallery, Watertown, MA

2012  Group Holiday Show, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, Dec. 2012

2012   “Expression Glasses, 1997”, in The Passions, Deutsches-Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany.

2011  “Conductor’s Jacket:  TRANSFORM Software”, Object #55, Tech Night at the Pops 1998, MIT Museum 150 Exhibition, Compton Gallery, 2011, Cambridge, MA

2009 — 2010 Principal Designer, Alpha prototype, Affectiva Q Sensor, Affectiva, Inc., Waltham, MA.

2006 – 2007 Founder and Principal Designer, Empathyx Inc. a wearable sensors company, Newton, MA.

2002 — 2006 Galvactivator, Permanent Installation, 3rd Floor, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge, MA.

2005   “Elements”, Alumni Exhibition, Concord Academy, Concord, MA

2002  Galvactivator, wearable glove sensor design patent issued   

2001   “Elements”, Special Media Lab Exhibition, MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge MA

2000   “Galvactivator”, Wearable Computing Fashion Show, Tokyo, Japan.

1999   “Galvactivator”, Wearable Computing Fashion Design Show” New York, NY.

1999   “Elements”, 2nd Annual Boston Cyberarts Festival, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

1999   “SENS*BLES”, Performance art with 1500 Galvactivators, 1500 balloons and audience, Cambridge, MA.

1989   Paintings, Kaji Aso Gallery, St. Stephens St., Boston, MA