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March 1, 2017 AT 1:00 am

How to Share Your Love With Wearable Tech #WearableWednesday #wearabletech #Arduino #DIY #tech

Last week Liza Stark was busy with conductive embroidery and this week she posted this video mixing wearable tech with commitment ceremonies. Imagine you want to share that special moment of saying “I do” with others visually. She has created a corset and pocket square that not only illuminate when near each other, but also visualize combined heartbeats of the partners. Here’s her description of the wearable project:

Data Vows is a series of biometric sensing garments for near future commitment ceremonies. It imagines a world where these rituals are no longer sworn by words, but by displaying and exchanging our most sacred physical information. In order to be wed, partners must trade heartbeat data to cement their devotion.

The project stars Adafruit’s FLORA microcontroller surrounded by LEDs. As for the garments gathering heart rate, they may use a simple pulse sensor or a heftier Polar wireless unit. It’s interesting that the heart data is exchanged in proximity as I think it would be fun if the exchange triggered on embrace only. The project definitely shows more of Liza’s embroidery skills and I’m loving the detail of the circuit on the pocket square. I’m not sure whether just the LEDs are to be shown peeking out of the pocket, but these soft circuits deserve some face time. Liza has been doing some Instructables, so hopefully this project will soon join the line-up. Do you have a friend that is planning their commitment or wedding ceremony? Make sure you get your order in for FLORA microcontrollers to make the day extra special. They are Arduino friendly and love solder and stitches. Don’t forget you can always design a wearable tech gift for the couple to be opened after the big ceremony. What sensor would you want to use?

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