SensoreeAWElectricElenaKulikova (57 of 98)Inspired by the phrase, That gave me goosebumps. Did you feel it too? The AWElectric is a duet design that animates the emotionally charged goosebumps, amplifies them, and shares the thrill.


AWElectric exhibits extimacy – externalized intimacy – with a series of biosensors visualizing breathing with color, frisson with inflatable 3d print fabric, and AudioTactile fabric with the frequency to induce goosebumps.

The AWElectric animates awe – the subtle mix of fear and wonder that gives you the chills, the shutters up your spine that provoke emotionally based goosebumps. Often from vast views of nature, authentic performance, or the Ah-ha moment.SensoreeAWElectricElenaKulikova (5 of 98)

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 plays 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.

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