User testing with students at ITP.

User testing with students at ITP.

The capacitive-sensing patch
The capacitive-sensing patch

Electrons in the fingertips function to close the circuit, similar to turning on a switch. When the circuit is closed, a microcontroller in the pocket of the jacket sends a wireless message to the other jacket to initialize a hug.

The hug mechanism
The hug mechanism

A harness stitched into the jacket consists of stretchy fabric attached to a rod with a stepper motor on each end. When a hug is received, the motor mechanism spins back and forth, tightening the fabric around the wearer. A future iteration of this project will likely consist of a modular harness that can be fitted into different pieces of clothing.

Hug mechanism
Sketches.jpg
 User testing with students at ITP.
The capacitive-sensing patch
The hug mechanism
Hug mechanism
Sketches.jpg

User testing with students at ITP.

The capacitive-sensing patch

Electrons in the fingertips function to close the circuit, similar to turning on a switch. When the circuit is closed, a microcontroller in the pocket of the jacket sends a wireless message to the other jacket to initialize a hug.

The hug mechanism

A harness stitched into the jacket consists of stretchy fabric attached to a rod with a stepper motor on each end. When a hug is received, the motor mechanism spins back and forth, tightening the fabric around the wearer. A future iteration of this project will likely consist of a modular harness that can be fitted into different pieces of clothing.

Hug mechanism
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