MIT Media Lab, Stanford University
This work explores a dynamic future where the accessories we wear are no longer static, but are instead mobile, living objects on the body. Engineered with the functionality of 18 robotics, this “living” jewelry roams on unmodified clothing, changing location and reconfiguring appearance according to social context and enabling multitude presentations of self. With the addition of sensor devices, they transition into active devices which can react to environmental conditions. They can also be paired with existing mobile devices to become personalized on-body assistants to help complete tasks. Attached to garments, they generate shape-changing clothing and kinetic pattern designs–creating a new, dynamic fashion.
It is our vision that in the future, these robots will be miniaturized to the extent that they can be seamlessly integrated into existing practices of body ornamentation. With the addition of kinetic capabilities, traditionally static jewelry and accessories will start displaying life-like qualities, learning, shifting, and reconfiguring to the needs and preferences of the wearer, also assisting in fluid presentation of self. We envision a new class of future wearables that possess hybrid qualities of the living and the crafted, creating a new on-body ecology for human-wearable symbiosis.

Abel Enklaar and Amy Johnson

MetaSensorium은 멀리 있는 사람들 사이에 새로운 수준의 연결을 생성하는 웨어러블 기술의 능력에 대해 추측함으로써 전염병에 만연한 사회적 고립에 대응합니다. 분리, 단절, 타인과 물리적으로 존재하고 싶은 욕망에 대한 디자이너들의 자전적 경험에서 출발한 MetaSensorium은 가상 수단을 통해 물리적, 감각적 연결을 구성할 수 있는 방법에 대한 질문에서 출발했습니다. 그 결과 웨어러블은 두 명의 착용자가 멀리서 서로를 마주할 때 활성화되어 그들의 장치가 스펙트럼 포용으로 상대방의 존재감을 전달하도록 트리거합니다.
MetaSensorium started with the question of how to build physical and sensory connections through virtual media. As a result, wearable is activated when two users face each other from a distance, triggering their devices to convey each other’s presence with spectral inclusion.


Skin Sucka

A project conceived with Clive van Heerden, Jack Mama (Philips Design Probes) and Bart Hess, Skinsucka explores a vision of our nano technology future whereby bio technology and robotics come together to question our attitudes of a synthetic future. Skinsucka reveals a future where microbal robots live in our shared spaces and autonomously they will undertake menial tasks such as cleaning our homes by eating the dirt. ‘Skinsuckas’ clean the skin, removing the vestiges of make up and providing the remedies to combat the excesses of the night before They swarm over the body extruding metabolized household dirt, dressing the body in a daily ritual of real time, customized manufacture – yesterday’s discarded clothing ready for recycling.” Clive and Jack’s work has consistently brought very diverse skills together in new innovation processes. In the late 1990’s they took designers and other creative skills into Philips Research labs in the Redhill, London and New York and created a specialist studio in London to develop the skills, materials and technologies for a host of Wearable Electronic business propositions in the areas of electronic apparel, conductive textiles, physical gaming, medical monitoring and entertainment.

vivian xu


The Electric Skin explores the possibility of creating a wearable that extends the functionality of the skin to sense electromagnetic fields (mostly within the radio spectrum) and translate that information into touch sensation. The wearable consists of two main functional parts: 1) A matrix of omnidirectional antennas that act as sensors and probes and 2) corresponding electrodes that stimulate the skin of the wearer. Through this artificial “skin” or “exoskeleton”, the wearable changes our experience, perception, and understanding of space and movement, and in doing so, our interactions. The project speculates on the possible co-evolution of man and technology and draws attention to the role of environmental influence on our own bodily development and behavior.


The project developed in collaboration with experts from different scientific and creative fields: Dr.Trevor Coward,Dr.Shama Rahman,Nuala Clooney,Matteo Rossetti
A collaboration with designer: Luca Alessandrini and Dr. Michelle Korda
Mouth CTRLer is a transdisciplinary project combining scientific findings about the sensing and sensory capabilities of the oral cavity with prosthetics and interactive technologies. It investigates tangible technological possibilities for human enhancement inside the mouth in the form of wearable prototypes.

Ying Yu


Humans, as social beings, use language to communicate. The human voice, as a biometric authentication mechanism, is constantly used throughout daily life applications, such as speech recognition, speaker verification, and so on. Currently, language-based communications mainly fall into two categories: voice over air, and voice over internet protocol. Can we add a new dimension for voice communication such as a wearable material? If so, how could we shape matter in order to physicalize vocal information?

airMorphologiesis an interactive installation that uses soft materials, such as silicon, fabric, and air, to realize these physicalizations. The human voice controls the actuation of a soft wearable structure, changing the appearance of the human body.

Anouk Wipprecht

Faraday dress

While the odds of you getting hit by lightning is approximately one to one octillion, Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht and music performance group Arcattack have created a wearable a metal dress that discharges one million volts of electricity. Part futuristic, part anime-meets-high fashion, the dress comprises metal plates, 600 rings of chain mail, 3D ‘plasma ball’ mounts on the shoulders and a spiked helmet with a grille on the front.


Suspension Dimension
Jonathan Wood’s wearable installation Suspension Dimension is an example how you can make an actual object that looks like 3D spacey data visualization… Suspension Dimension was awarded in 2008 at the awe-inspiring Montana World of WearableArt™ Awards Show in Wellington, New Zealand.


Wearable Structure: Tudor Collar

可穿戴结构实现了我们在控制与混乱之间的日常斗争。 平car可危,可以瞬间向另一方向倾斜。 传统上用于建造生活环境的建筑材料或其他建筑安全设施以疯狂的方式使用。 很快,也许无望地试图对失去控制的情况施加命令。 当放置在人物上时,结构或稳定性的传统作用变得可移动,使个人沉迷于稳定性的幻觉中。 作品的可移动/可穿戴元素进一步颠覆了控制和秩序的尝试。 与水将围绕障碍物开辟一条新道路的方式类似,与者发现了以常规方式移动日常生活的新方式。