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Project Coeo: connecting dogs to their owners with a physical and tangible bond #WearableWednesday


Ana Rita wrote in to share her project with us – check out more info here! She writes:

My nam is AnaRita de Albuquerque, I’m a portuguese textile artist and designer, around September last year I entered a competition project for the British Council of Arts, I had no prior experience with technology and it was a ride! I had so much fun (after panicking and crying for 15 minutes a day)that now I’m doing a sort of assisted project development at my local fablab.

The British council of arts really liked my project and what I wrote about my little dive into wearable tech, and they rebloged my article about it. I just would like to share it you, because adafruit played a big part of making it available and fun! Hope you like it! Also soon I will be posting an order for components I will need to develop my next projects. Thank you so much and keep up the wired work !

Here’s some more info on the project:

…Coeo is made up of three items, a cape for a human, a vest for a dog and the link between them. The parts create an unique structure that connects the dog to it’s human in a physical and tangible bond. The bond between dogs and humans is ancient and of evolutionary relevance, as is the textile used here, hand felted wool. With Coeo this bond gains a visible and functional expression. And so realities converge in an exploration of the non linear evolution of several moments. The ancient wool as contemporary material and carrier of technology. The dog who no longer performs a job, but has become a companion and may communicate through the same technology. The designer for whom the idea of programming and hacking were alien concepts now dreams of wearable inclusive projects to come.The textile dimension is very expressive and sculptual, with a double woollen laced layer, complex and cell like making it light, flexible, easy to wear and to clean….

…When calm, the dog’s leds shine in a calm mode. As the human and dog move about the leads will reflect that movement becoming more agitated. In case the link breaks the dog’s leads will alert it’s surroundings by sending an SOS message, in red morse code! This is the first presentation of Coeo and of my new set of skills, more will come with videos and photos. Until then I’m going to stitch some leads and learn a lot more.

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