Uji questions the conventional ways in which wearable tech quantifies our data.

Designers and other creative minds have been trying to change how people perceive time. While most people simply view time in measurable increments such as seconds, minutes and hours, inventors like Scott Thrift have created pieces like ThePresent, a 365-day clock designed to change how people relate to time and live their lives more meaningfully.

Ivor Williams, Jonathan Chomko, and Federico Floriani – the designers behind research and experimental design studio Being and Dying – have also created their own type of clock that does away with seconds, minutes or hours. Their first product, Uji, is a wall “clock” that displays the owner’s heartbeat in real time.

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