Embodiment of emotions through wearable technology

S. Ugur, M. Bordegoni, S.A.G. Wensveen, R. Mangiarotti, M. Carulli

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    Abstract

    Due to the huge impact of communication technologies, the meaning of social existence is changing towards the use of electronic devices as extensions of senses. While technology is becoming intimate, reaching farther into user’s lives than ever before, wearable technology has emerged as a new research field where technology is worn to provide a sensory interface. Through the integration of technology and garments, the research aims to discover new ways of creating wearables that provide new avenues for emotional expression and social interaction. Emotional embodiment through Wearable Technology can strengthen social bonds through a paradigm of increased emotional expression, understanding, and trust. To verify this hypothesis, a set of dynamic garments has been built by developing both virtual and real prototypes and performing user tests. This paper addresses to new scenarios of sensing, interacting, and interpreting emotions through Wearable Technology and its’ effects on the user’s perception.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
    Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2: 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B, Washington, DC, USA, August 28–31, 2011
    PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
    Pages839-847
    Volume2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5479-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
    EventASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE),August 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC. - Washington, DC, United States
    Duration: 28 Aug 201131 Aug 2011
    http://www.asmeconferences.org/IDETC2011/

    Conference

    ConferenceASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE),August 28-31, 2011 in Washington, DC.
    Abbreviated titleASME2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityWashington, DC
    Period28/08/1131/08/11
    Internet address

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