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"Lath Carson and Maren Connary demonstrate a balance activity at the Tech Museum's latest permanent exhibit called Body Metrics during a media preview in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Body Metrics is an interactive exhibit that invites people to learn about their physical, social and emotional health using wearable tech devices. Carson is the Vice President of Exhibits at The Tech. Connary is from Kaiser who sponsors the exhibit. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)"

“Lath Carson and Maren Connary demonstrate a balance activity at the Tech Museum’s latest permanent exhibit called Body Metrics during a media preview in San Jose, Calif., on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Body Metrics is an interactive exhibit that invites people to learn about their physical, social and emotional health using wearable tech devices. Carson is the Vice President of Exhibits at The Tech. Connary is from Kaiser who sponsors the exhibit. (Gary Reyes/Bay Area News Group)”

From Mercury News:

San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation’s newest permanent exhibit “Body Metrics: Exploring the Digital You” aims to show visitors how physical, social, and emotional aspects of health are affect by environment, behavior, activity, and interactions with others. “Body Metrics” considers how we can use Big Data technology to take small steps to change our behavior and improve our mental and physical well-being. The devices used in the exhibit, including modified iPods and EEG headsets, can be worn throughout the museum, compiling data about where visitors get tense or relaxed, engaged or distracted.

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On June 18, the White House hosted its first Maker Faire, where President Obama met with more than 100 individuals who are using new fabrication tools and techniques to launch businesses, learn STEM skills, and reinvigorate American manufacturing. The president also announced steps the administration and its partners will take to support Americans’ access to these tools and techniques.

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From Mercury News:

Tim Ritchie, the President of the Tech Museum of Innovation, suggests that focusing on the impacts of technology, rather than technology itself, will help engage females in science and technology. Ritchie cites the example of prototyping a new exhibit called “Social Robots,” which challenges visitors to build robots that will do something meaningful in the world. In prototyping, the exhibit team was able to identify very specific design decisions that made a large impact on differences between how men and women viewed the exhibit.

From San Jose Mercury News.