For overnight flights. Instead of avoiding falling asleep on the person next to you, help to prop each other up!
A shape-shifting garment. Release quills to increase your spatial footprint.Prototype
Thick fingerless gloves with memory foam padded palms for sincere but less intimate hand holding.
Reveals or obscures facial expressions depending on desired level of transparency.
Like a weighted vest. Has the feel of a lead x-ray vest. Gets two to settle down and breathe.
Feel first hand when another is in motion.
Facial expression extension technology. Serves to amplify messages delivered via visage.
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?
Creates haptic feedback when you touch another person. enabling you to experience the way in which you physically interact with another. Allowing you to understand the strength, and possible perceived intention of your touch, allowing you to not only obtain more physical sensation through your own touch but also, rethink possible unwarranted physical interactions.
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.
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
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.
Two torcs that track the position of multiple other people wearing them on small vibrotactile 180 degree displays. Both vertical and horizontal position is tracked. Letting you know if someone is above, below or in which direction. But not being able to know who. Possibly learning to discern by recalling patterns of movement.
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 gauntlet that acts as a receiver and transmitter of IR signals. Allowing the user to send their hand gestures to another person who wears the same device. As this is IR they have to be within view of each other (or at least the gauntlets do.) The upper arm portion consists of motors that constrain five evenly spaced rings. These act as feedback for what the other's fingers are doing. Allowing for fast (with practice) silent local communication.Prototype
A small box placed on a busy street. Occasionally the box begins sending out distress signals only to be calmed when two passerbys stand and hold it for 5 minutes.Prototype
Communal tables designed with “traps” so as to direct people at the tables into nudging each other as they position themselve.
A payment system contained in contact lenses which enables you to pay through eye contact with your server.
A physical structure enable two people to extend their shared gaze
Worn on the arm, simple touch transposed over distance.
Based on someone else’s fitness tracker data, the less they move the more anchored you are
Haptic feedback cuff that tells you when you are standing exactly where someone else wearing it stood before.
A pair of cuffs that are worn by two different people which will transform based on the others current mood.Prototype
Lights up green if you did it right! (Electrocutes you if you didn’t?)Prototype
A device that remembers proportions and aspects of objects held or grasped. Allows for ‘playback’ of this data. “The fish was *Actually* this long!”
A worn display that allows the wearer to leave specific messages on their body. As well as an automatically generated map of the wearer's physiological state.
Garments that have removable or additional parts that can be shared with those that need them. (For extra warmth etc.)
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
The side of your body warms and your clothes shift color when you are adjacent to someone you are attracted to.
A device that incentives a group of people to breathe deeply in unison.
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.
Transpose hot flashes from someone who is experiencing menopause to everyone else in the room who is not. Temperature sensors, radios, heaters.
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.
A high visibility suit specifically designed to communicate across condo balconies to people in nearby condos.
glanceable data as to whether 5 close people in your life are available, soon to be, busy or available for a short time. 5 LED use colors to convey availability, brightness of the LED equates to proximity.
Undulating waves of your shirts move and shift as you become more or less comfortable with a situation, context or conversation.
An eyepatch that has an embedded camera for another to see through. But blinds the wearer in that eye.Prototype
Two pairs of shoes that mirror the texture of the ground beneath them.
Allows your dog to send you signals in response to their posture. Embedded in a handkerchief around their neck. Now you can sense you dog from long distances and monitor their movement while you’re out.
highly technical snowsuit which takes in your gesture and outputs the language to describe the feelings behind said gesture.
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.
Clothing which is seen to be a different level of revealing depending on who is looking.
Pin which allows those you are meeting to know when you’ve made a sorely wrong assumption about them without you having to correct them.
Physical, visual indicator that two people are locked in an intimate exchange and should not be disrupted.
Kinetic feather-laden chest piece that raises to create a gentle space or boundary.
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.