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Nanogami Speak your truth. Listen to your gut. Nanogami is a bioresponsive design to embody intuition. Dichromatic origami fabric monitors breathing then inflates and deflates to keep the wearer in their optimal microbiome.

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When you speak your truth, where does it come from?

In our survey, we found that most people feel their truth comes from the heart or solar plexus – center of the chest. Some initially thought the forehead, but then connected to the solar plexus. This became the center of the design concept to monitor the breath, posture, and the nano-origami fabric to represent the microbiome that is an ecosystem in and around our bodies that also affects our mood.

The somatic theory states that an internal feeling echoes out to the universe. How one feels on the inside, affects their ecosystem. One’s body is an ecosystem unto itself. Ones microbiome is their own galaxy.

“In every physical action, unless it is purely mechanical, there is concealed some inner action, some feelings. This is how the two levels of life in a part are created, the inner and the outer. They are intertwined. A common purpose brings them together and reinforces the unbreakable bond.” – Konstantin Stanislavski

The microbiome is a galaxy of particles that orbits the body – outside, inside and around. It is a group of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and cells that live in symbiosis with our bodies. In fact, More than half your body is not human, it is bacteria! The microbiome makes up 57% of the body’s total cell count. So, your body is like the architecture for the microscopic colonists to take up residence. Recent research asks the microbiome to answer questions that rise from allergies to diseases to Autism and even mental wellbeing and happiness. Mental Health May Depend on Creatures in the Gut. 

Nanogami – Speak your truth. Listen to your gut. from SENSOREE on Vimeo.

Following your gut is embodied cognition, the quick result of processing the past. “Intuition or gut feelings are also the result of a lot of processing that happens in the brain.

The Nanogami dichromic origami fabric is bioresponsive with breath sensing that reads the emotional state. Located on the sternum, the drone motor inflates and contracts around the torso to give feedback to retrain breathing patterns to keep ideal homeostasis of the microbiome. This is extimacy – showing the internal state, outside the body – to promote optimal health and wellness with realtime expression.

The drone motor design is based on design of Sensoree’s DIY InflataCup kit. If you are inspired to make your own design, please see our tutorial here: Inflate Your Wearables Using Drone Motors and Pneumatic Air Muscles in Make Magazine.

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Nanogami premiered at Yuris Night LA 2018 at the Ca Science Center under the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Yuri’s Night is a Global Space party with events around the globe to celebrate the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. It is amazing to see how far we have traveled and with global excitement of where we can go!

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“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty — not destroy it!” — Yuri Gagarin, 1st human in space.

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Thank you to the team!

Sensoree Team
Kristin Neidlinger Concept Design
Colin Willson Creative Tech
Martin Taylor Origami Design
Kyle McAuley Smart Model
Tomo Saito Photo Video Artistry