Name, first nameDykast, Hannah LeaYear of birth1987UniversityZHDKField of Interest / research fieldProduct / Object DesignTitle of projectSENSeMOTIONAbstractIn earlier days we just measured our weight from now and then, with a simple scale- today we are accompanied by fitness wristbands day and night. So called self trackers are measuring our calorie consumption, sleep or physical activity. We trust these little health tracking devices that are flooding the technology and app market right now which really quantify the human body lopsided. Einstein once said, “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” Human beings are not measurable. The are more than just quantifiable numbers. They are emotions.

Sensemotion is an EEG fueled interactive ecosystem concept, which will allow the user to receive sensorial feedback through light and sound of ones own emotions. The wearable will allow its user to receive real time emotional sensory feedback while being physically active or while eating for example. The goal is to create a human-centered-design that will not only merge science and design, but also activate personal awareness in certain situations or decision making processes throughout the day. It will alert the user and encourage intuitive approaches towards a more sustainable and intuitive behavior of personal consciousness and well-being. Personalized disease prevention and emotional monitoring for patients suffering from severe adiposity is a possible focus of application for Sensemotion in the future.
TutorsIsabell Gatzen, Sebastian Strohschein