Embodied emotions

Emelie Björk, Pedro Marinho, Yuyan Zou, 2018 Tangible & Embodied Interaction

Today, objects around us can be interconnected and communicate to each other. Inviting computers onto our bodies opens for new kinds of interactions. Our case study imagines smart clothes as a “second skin” to embody emotions. In the context of “feeling close to a loved one”, human gestures were explored to understand the future potential for haptic feedback.

Explorations in bodily feedback.

Motor mounting
Explorations in using a servo on the body

Final prototype
Final prototype. A haptic actuator and servo motor is used to convey gripping and tapping gestures

User testing
User testing