Skintile: Electronic Sensing Jewelry
Fashion has always been used as a cultural identifier, a signifier of social status, and a statement of economic means. Now, for the first time since the Mood Ring – and, we suspect, a bit more accurate than that innovation – fashion is letting us wear our emotions on our sleeves… er… skin.
Phillips, in conjunction with The Stella Project, has developed a revolutionary new material that, through integrated electronic sensors, reacts to our physiological cues. It's worn directly on the skin, is self-contained, comfortable, and even – according to Phillips, but we can't quite figure this one out – “arousal enhancing.”