Wearable Concept Lets Your Body Feel Data
The device inflates and deflates against the wearer's skin to convey information about his or her surroundings
The Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London has launched a project that aims to explore data as a tangible concept rather than simply a visual one. The project, called Sarotis, consists of a device made of silicone that can wrap around a person’s limbs and respond to the surrounding environment. In other words, Sarotis can inflate and deflate based on certain triggers. When it moves, the soft material that makes up the device pushes against the wearer’s body.