Crowdsourcing + Wearable = SOS

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Crowdsourcing + Wearable = SOS

Fashioning Technology
posted this great project, from a couple of MIT students, that explores a new use for crowdsourcing:

Developed by Carnaven Chi, Xiao Xiao, Keywon Chung, and Peggy Chi, SOS: Stress Outsourced is a networked wearable system that allows users to send and receive massages anonymously. A new type of haptic social networking (or social therapy), SOS allows stressed individuals to send anonymous signals via the wearable to a global social network. In response, individuals within the network calm the stressed victim by sending them a “massage” stroke.

2 thoughts on “Crowdsourcing + Wearable = SOS

  1. kenneth lee says:

    Evidence of a sick mind, perhaps… But I can’t help thinking that the first mod of this item would be to relocate the massage panels to obtain a more intimate form of social networking.

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