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From the Glossary:

Intimacy

A device that facilitates closeness between people

#4 Stay With The Moment Shoes

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.

#8 Sit Still Shrug

Like a weighted vest. Has the feel of a lead x-ray vest. Gets two to settle down and breathe.

#11 Synchronized heart implants

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.

#12 Cuddle Tech

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?

#16 Jewellery For a Collective Ritual Experience

This jewellery would be synced across devices to the time each batch was finished production. At that time everyday each device would notify its user of it’s time and engage the group in a small action which allows the user to take comfort in the knowledge of each other person engaging in the same collective ritual experience as well as the production of the piece as a whole.

Prototype

#32 Footsie Full

Communal tables designed with “traps” so as to direct people at the tables into nudging each other as they position themselve.

#33 iPaid

A payment system contained in contact lenses which enables you to pay through eye contact with your server.

#36 Hug Wings

Enveloping sleeves - help the other person to feel safe

Prototype

#37 Eye Contact Maintainer

A physical structure enable two people to extend their shared gaze

#40 Light Touch

Worn on the arm, simple touch transposed over distance.

#42 Heavy Heart Scale

Reflects the weight of a person’s woes and makes it evident when you look at them

#43 Strength Indicator

Laser beams indicate strength of connection between two people through number and brightness

#46 Tea Room.

A pair of wearable overcoats that can connect to each other to create a private space with desired ambiance. (Light + Sound)

#53 Mood Projector

A pair of cuffs that are worn by two different people which will transform based on the others current mood.

Prototype

#63 Protest

A set of amplified speakers that will amplify the wearer's voice proportionally to how many people are holding hands together and speaking.

#66 Auto Empathizer

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

#67 Cheek Burner

Cheek covering that warms when someone else blushes or feels embarrassment or shame.

Prototype

#68 Hot Sides

The side of your body warms and your clothes shift color when you are adjacent to someone you are attracted to.

#71 Kicker Corset

A set of belts for a couple, one with sensors one with actuators. Monitors belly and back on a pregnant person. Transposes sensation of baby kicks as well as well as lower back pain and other aches to non-pregnant partner.

#76 Tentative Interest

Alternative mode for the “Hot Sides” enabling the wearer to express interest with trepidation.

#79 Cross Condo Body Language

A high visibility suit specifically designed to communicate across condo balconies to people in nearby condos.

#84 24/7time

Passive, long distance communication between two individuals.

#94 Texture Boot

Two pairs of shoes that mirror the texture of the ground beneath them.

#96 Sleep Presence

a bed which produces an imprint in response to a matching bed. Allows partners to feel presence in bed without bothersome snoring, noises, fidgeting etc.

#107 Selectively revealing clothing

Clothing which is seen to be a different level of revealing depending on who is looking.

#112 Knee-to-Knee

Pants with velcro that allows people to attach at the knees.

Prototype

#113 Intimacy Tentacles

Physical, visual indicator that two people are locked in an intimate exchange and should not be disrupted.

#115 Extenda-bench

A bench that automatically elongates to accommodate additional people without seating.

#117 Embracer Suit

Suits covered in velcro to allow for prolonged secure embracing.