Svetlana Degtiarev/RU

Developing a sensory jacket, reflecting human emotions via bodily senses

Presentation date: 26. October
Presentation time: 16:15

Think of how you felt, when you were happy. It can even hurt sometimes, as if you were literally over the moon! Indeed, it is a well-known fact that emotions we experience sink into our minds and resonate inside our body as fond (or unpleasant) memories. To be honest, we never truly know how they reflect, since sensory feelings are the only thing that we hide inside ourselves hoping no one will interfere with such personal impressions. Developing an interactive jacket that can reveal inner emotive echoes is an attempt to ask yourself – how can bodily senses and emotional memory give you away and enhance our emotional interpretation in a social world.

The project uses base layers comprising sensors and LED strips with pixel addressing. This layer shows sensory stimulus in detail in the form of a matrix. Pulse and temperature sensors control body parameters and send values to the controller. These are then transformed into coloured LED light, revealing an overall image on the outer surface of the diffuse material.

Svetlana Degtiarev/RU

Svetlana Degitareva’s academic career began at the University of Cinema and Television. Since she was interested in creating lighting effects, Svetlana studied for a Master in Creative Lighting from ITMO University.