Accupressure Soft Circuit Garment

Craft & Design

E-pressed is a jacket that uses a galvanic skin response sensor to measure your need for acupressure. The spots where a friend might help relieve your “negative emotions” are highlighted with LEDs and a graphic, and they contain soft buttons to sense massage. I agree with Syuzi @ Fashioning Technology when she says this project is “an interesting exploration on how wearable technology can become used either as training tools for alternative medical therapy or home therapy,” but I’m not sure I buy into the emotional “inner state” benefit just yet. Hannah Perner-Wilson’s Massage Me jacket, which turns massaging your friend into a video game (fun for everyone)!

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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