SensoreeAWElectricElenaKulikova (57 of 98)Inspired by the phrase, That gave me goosebumps. Did you feel it too? The AWElectric animates the emotionally based goosebumps, amplifies them, and shares the feeling to another.

AWElectric pau de deux is a duet design with biomedia (bio-responsive animating) that reads the emotional peak of awe, a subtle mix of wonder and fear, with a series of biosensors. Then, the sensation is animated and amplified with inflatable 3d printed Goosebump Fractals. Next, this sensation is sent to the receiver design via AudioTactile fabric that plays the frequency to induce the rush of goosebumps up the spine and down the arms in the other person. AWElectric shares the feeling and could also be used as a training tool to repattern the sensation.

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Goosebump Fractals
SENSOREE has developed a new technique of 3d print fabric showcased by the AWElectric design.

Inspired by the human body that requires connective tissue betweens the bones, we have created this fabric with joint material between the 3d prints. The fabric mimics our articulations, movements, and expressions.

The hexagon construction of the Goosebump Fractals are digital representations of skin cells, inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic domes and the machine gesture of polygons. The 3d print design covers a silicone inflatable and expands with the emotional peak. The inflation opens the hexagon spike into 6 triangles to animate the hair follicles.

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The AudioTactile fabric is a set of embroidered speakers that play the frequency of goosebumps to evoke the sensation of excitement.

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Photography by Elena Kulikova. Sensoree©

recent study at UC Berkeley associates good health with the feeling of Awe and goosebumps. That goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder appears to be particularly good for the body. AWElectric enhances healthy awe in a sends to partner to share the wonder.

In our research, people reported goosebumps from a cold breeze, intimate touch, fear, and from an emotional base. We chose to animate these aesthetic goosebumps. The french call this feeling frisson. This design explores the emotional link of fear and wonder – having memories of a person, time, or place, a song that gives a rush of emotion, watching an amazing performance, the feeling of intuition, or a combination.

Many people report that music instigated goosebumps. This inspired the idea to create a AudioTactile fabric with the frequency to induce the sensation.

In Makezine

Photography by Hep Svadja. Sensoree©

The original design Bio-elektrische was commissioned by MU Artspace to be in the Body of Matter – Body based bio art & design exhibit.  MU Eindhoven, Netherlands 27 November 2015 – 7 February 2016.

Kristin Neidlinger – Concept Design
Edwin Dertien – Creative Technology Inflatables
David Goedicke – Creative Technology Sound
Elena Mitro – 3d model
Colin Willson – 3d print tech
TUe Designed Intellegence team:
Loe Fiejs – Sound Fabric
Photography by Elena Kulikova. Sensoree©
Models Ernest Kahn, Kelsy Hiyakumoto
Photography by Hep Svadja. Sensoree©
Models Kevn Tijerina