lilypad, optical fiber, computer
Heartwear is a representation of a heart literally on your sleeves, that leave the beholder drawn and repealed at the same time. It is a result of exploring the multifaceted qualities of different materials. We engrossed ourselves in the qualities that the constellation of fiber optics, LEDs and wearable technology.
We wanted to challenge the conventional notions of wearable design and technology through our explorative project that culminated in the making of our design prototype ‘Heartware’. The design is inspired by the most vital and core parts of the human anatomy, the blood vessels and heart, and is applied in an externalized form on the outside of the wearer’s body.
Attaching the fiber optics to the LEDs with pieces of balloon, enables the optic fibers to move randomly concurrent with the movement of the wearer, which causes the light to fall through some ends of the optic fibers. Making it possible for the wearer to influence the stream of light, but never able to fully control it, leaves the wearer to behold the externalized experience of the artefact. ‘Heartwear’ is meant to stand out as an experimental design project, open for the beholder and wearer to interpret how they wish.
|Bachelor Student:||Caroline Saabye|
|Bachelor Student:||Anne-Sofie Belling|
|Bachelor Student:||Edith Terte|
|Bachelor Student:||Tilde Aagaard|
|Bachelor Student:||Camilla Anker|
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