Shoulders with tentacles to help you flirt
A group of designers from Imperial College London and the Royal College of art has developed shoulders Ripple, which respond to the gaze of another person and help to strike up an acquaintance.
Brief about Ripple tells TechCrunch, you can read more on the project website.
Ripple the authors believe that in modern society due to immersion in the digital world was less contact with strangers. Ripple creators believe the device can help people overcome discomfort in the initial stages of Dating, but also serve as a additional tool of flirting.
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Ripple is a wearable frame with shoulders that are decorated with artificial tentacles. Shoulders with cameras watching others and determine the interest of the people of the opposite sex in their sight. Every time Ripple determines such a situation, shoulders notify the owner in the form of ripples in the upper back. If you turn the device touch in the chest area can alert its owner that he looks at the man who just expressed interest. In the interests of tentacles Ripple begins to move and the shoulders will become warmer.
From Ripple video on Vimeo Huishan Ma.
All the designers have developed two prototype Ripple. The first is made of 3D-printed parts of the frame and the tentacles of acetate film, and the second prototype was wire frame and mesh plastic tentacles with colored inserts.
It is worth noting that the authors of the project did not disclose technical details, but from photos and videos it is not clear exactly where in the design are the camera, drives the tentacles, heating elements and the computer is responsible for recognition of the sight of other people. Apparently, on the project website only describes the General concept and are used to demonstrate the layout without electronic “stuffing”.
This is not the first project dedicated to wearable accessories and garments that respond to the interest of the opposite sex
For example, the American architect and designer, Benes Farahi has created a piece of 3D-printed eagle, which with the camera and the microcontroller responds to the gaze of another person to change forms.