A kinetic accessory that communicates emotions through wearable technology.
Humans are uniquely able to cloak emotional responses, outwardly projecting messages that contradict our inner state. But what if we had tails, feathers or fur that signaled our true responses through biometric data? BioWear kinetic accessories collect the wearer’s physical data and use that information to manipulate their outward appearance, revealing the person’s interior condition.
As designers and artists, we are concerned with both aesthetics and the human condition. We designed BioWear kinetic accessories as beautiful adornments that bring us closer to one another through authentic emotional communication. As an extension of our physical bodies, BioWear raises questions about the future and the boundaries of communication through fashion, design and technology. The desirability of laying bare human emotion poses many provocative issues that this ongoing project explores.