Reality Mediators Wearable Technology By Ling Tan Punishes Laziness #WearableWednesday
Anti-laziness technology: the future of exercise and health or tool for our evil overlords to make us work harder? You decide….
These wearable devices by designer Ling Tan cause unpleasant sensations when the wearer becomes inactive or stops concentrating.
Tan’s Reality Mediators project hooks up wearable sensors that detect muscle movements, brainwave activity and GPS location with four different devices that cause discomfort to the body. If the wearer stops moving or has a lull in mental activity for too long they will experience either an electric shock, an unpleasant sound, intense heat or irritating vibration.
For example, when the brainwave activity sensors and muscle electrical stimulation armband are worn, electric shocks are emitted when brain activity is low but cease when concentration levels increase. “The muscle electrical stimulation armband has the ability to disrupt the user’s daily activities such as typing, writing or holding something in their hand,” Tan told Dezeen.
“These devices are connected via Arduino micro-controllers, attached to rechargeable battery,” she continued. “The whole setup is designed to be portable and wearable so that the user could wear these devices and move around the city.”
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