Lokahi is a soft, interactive, wearable device which aims to promote a pleasant, intimate closeness sensation between two people. Its shape is designed to encourage hugging, while the embedded electronics –through pulsating coloured lights– let the users visualise their own heartbeats so that they are aware of each other’s current emotional state. Lights hues mix according to the synchronisation of the two heartbeats, possibly producing a single hue. Such shared visual feedback can potentially be used in relaxing exercises where two people try to synch their own heartbeats.
Ansprechpartner/in: Beste Ozcan