The Joy Jacket creates an interactive lighting display as the user experiences joy.

If you think chocolate can only make your taste buds happy, the team at Hirsch&Mann is determined to show you otherwise. The ‘Joy Jackets’ commissioned by Cadbury contain “chocolate detection” sensor technology to create a visual display and multi-sensory experience that amplifies the feeling of joy that comes from eating chocolate.

Using Raspberry Pi controllers, the jackets react when the wearer bites into a bar of chocolate. When activated, blinking LED lights will visualize an excited heartbeat on the chest, followed by songs of fanfare from hidden speakers along with whimsical huffing and puffing of colorful pieces sewn in the fabric. Finally, a sudden burst of confetti will mark the crescendo.

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