SENSOREE crafts wearable technology and interactive installations that promote extimacy - externalized intimacy. Our whimsical designs monitor the body (bio-metric signals) and respond with visual or tactile feedback. Then, we create emotive displays that extend the nervous system beyond the bounds of the human body.
SENSOREE therapeutic bio.media is a social media that displays our body’s language to ourselves as well as the other. This dialog inspires body awareness, insight, spontaneity, and fun!
SENSOREE stemmed from MFA design research to create wearable technology to augment Sensory Processing Disorder, a condition which ranges from ADHD to autism. With synaesthesic – cross sensory inputs – the designs promote mindful presence.
We create future fabrics from sustainable materials and introduce sensitive technologies to explore the Sensory Computer Interface (SCI) – tools to enhance proximity, intimacy, telepathy, intuition, and humor between human and machine.
The next care to be taken, in respect of the Senses, is a supplying of their infirmities with Instruments, and as it were, the adding of artificial Organs to the natural… and as Glasses have highly promoted our seeing, so ‘tis not improbable, but that there may be found many mechanical inventions to improve our other senses of hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. ~ Robert Hooke. 1665
The body reveals what words cannot. ~Martha Graham
The future is intimate. We want to be closer to ourselves. ~ kristin neidlinger. 2010
kristin neidlinger — future concepts designer, SENSOREE founder — crafts phenomenal technology to enhance and expand physical embodiment. Kinetically inclined, she is a classically trained ballerina, costume designer, and has a background in physical therapies as a Dance Medicine Specialist. Her work has been presented by tech conferences, galleries, and fashion shows. Her designs have been on the runway at CES, on stage at NASA, and currently on exhibit with Futurotextiles 3.
SENSOREE was created from Neidlinger’s MFA in Interactive Design, CCA, 2010. From North Dakota, she lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
contact: kristin [at] sensoree [dot] com
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