Senses when two people are “having a moment”, either side by side or face to face. When a “moment” is detected shoe soles increase stickiness by 1000%, encouraging wearers to linger and absorb.
A shape-shifting garment. Release quills to increase your spatial footprint.Prototype
Keep a little bit of your loved one with you at all times. This would be an implant which has some external visual element which synchronized the heart beat between two humans. I imagine it as a progression of the wedding ring.
Line of clothing and implements to interact with digital communication [empathetic email, snuggle for Skype conversations, cradle for phone conversations with your child, a fluffy collar for your private conversation with your loved one] I imagine these devices as assistive design pieces which would not necessarily incorporate technology but reimagine how you interact with the device through which you communicate with people. Could an email sending sympathy be more meaningful if you were able to embrace the computer as you sent it?
A device which would subtly broadcast your discomfort or frustration at a situation. I imagine it might be able to take the form of a high pitched frequency which would allow others to feel the discomfort you’re experiencing.
Sometimes being an open book is too much. This allows you to project a more neutral face, enabling you to adjust transparency and reveal your emotions at a more restrained rate so as not to put off those you are conversing with.
A necklace that detects an awkward moment of silence and plays a peppy upbeat (and likely out of place) melody that is /bound/ to bring a smile to one's face!
A small lapel pin which begins to pulse when you are wanting a quiet moment, to think, or meditate. Even in crowds. Signals you’re fine just feeling quiet at the moment.
Reflects the weight of a person’s woes and makes it evident when you look at them
Laser beams indicate strength of connection between two people through number and brightness
Detects higher volume, emotional speech and tones it down.
A pair of cuffs that are worn by two different people which will transform based on the others current mood.Prototype
Worn non-proportional heads and arms that use underlying AI to discuss and argue with each other when they meet. Removing the necessity for noisy conversation between individuals. (But really providing much amusement.)Prototype
A set of amplified speakers that will amplify the wearer's voice proportionally to how many people are holding hands together and speaking.
A device that physically covers the heart. Sits directly against the skin.Set to reflect what another person is feeling. Mechanisms include warmth, prickers, swirling massagers, fluffy bits, and feathers.Prototype
Cheek covering that warms when someone else blushes or feels embarrassment or shame.Prototype
The side of your body warms and your clothes shift color when you are adjacent to someone you are attracted to.
A wrist-based device used to control your availability for social interactions as well as your engagement with your environment. These input values are gathered using a microcontroller and transmitted by Bluetooth Low Energy to a neural guidance device that is yet to be developed.Prototype
Alternative mode for the “Hot Sides” enabling the wearer to express interest with trepidation.
Creates a field around an individual in order to make others feel uncomfortable and want to take a step or two back.
Undulating waves of your shirts move and shift as you become more or less comfortable with a situation, context or conversation.
Lapel Pin which screams when you become upset enough with someone around you.
Set the enthusiasm level and receive a shock every time the device feels you’ve surpassed it.
Announces your presence and allows you to set the mood when you do so.
A year long moodring which allows you to summarize the last year in a single colour of the necklace.
looks like an elastic band but has a small motor on the underside of the wrist to alert the wearer when they’ve stepped into a politically awkward or uncomfortable conversation.
Physical, visual indicator that two people are locked in an intimate exchange and should not be disrupted.
Suits covered in velcro to allow for prolonged secure embracing.
Press a small button and it will send out a signal to nearby friends when you need support.
Amplifies frustration so it can be heard and seen by others.