I didn't know soldering some electronics together and porting a language to a platform is Ph.D. level work.
Agreed. This is my research http://scholar.google.com/cita... . WearScript is a tool that helps us in our current research (which is an extension of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ). When you do research you can either use tools that already exist or you can take a detour and invest in making better tools so you can do more effective research, that's what this is.
If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.