Haplós: Vibrating Clothing for Well-Being and Play
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Haplós: Vibrating Clothing for Well-Being and Play

Haplós: Vibrating Clothing for Well-Being and Play

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Roland Levinsky Building

Plymouth University

Drake Circus

Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Experience what it's like to wear vibrating clothing that you can control and program! Haplós is an experimental wearable device aimed at helping users of the device to sense themselves better. This 'sensory hacking' technology is composed of a set of vibrating motors which run along the user¹s back and other parts of their body, and which can be controlled by a mobile phone. Users can create, record, and play back patterns of vibration. Haplós was designed by Diego Maranan (who is running the workshop) as part of his research at CogNovo into designing technologies for body awareness.

In this workshop, participants will be exploring Haplós through a series of guided and playful activities, and will be invited to give feedback what kind of features they may want to see in wearable technologies such as Haplós.

Participation is limited to 10 participants and advance registration is required. Participants may sign up for one or both evenings (some activities may be repeated across both evening). Please wear loose, comfortable clothing (e.g., thin shirt + jumper; layering is good for this workshop!) and to be prepared to go barefoot or in socks if necessary. This workshop will also be held on Friday, 21 October.

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