FutureJewels - Playfully Interactive Wearables for Health and Wellbeing

  The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that consist of colour changing chromic smart materials.

Instead of focusing on data-driven interactions or medical monitoring, this project concentrates on exploring how playful, open-ended interactions could benefit specific user-groups, such as those with learning disabilities, motor and sensory impairments and autism spectrum disorders in a therapeutic context.

Developing wearable devices that encourage users to explore them tactilely and that playfully respond to a change in certain stimuli, such as an increasing heartrate, with surprising and enchanting metamorphoses, such as a change in colour or texture, while providing aesthetic intrigue to encourage interaction, is the main focus of this project.

  • Start Date:

    21 March 2018

  • End Date:

    15 October 2018

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw

  • Value:

    £2256

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