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Color photograph, half body image with a girl touching Nudo softly in pink background, web main image

WENYU DU

Anxiety

ABSTRACT

To achieve recognition of when we might under anxiety attack, the first step is to introduce the practice of expressing ourselves with wearable devices- Nudo for users to say “no”, “I am not in a good condition” with no words, gently reveal your emotional status and give you the sense of support. 
Nudo works like the defense mechanism of humans and gathers our body signals that are triggered from anxiety as a recording piece that allows users to track what’s happening during every specific moment. It also works as a reminder for those who might not recognize their own anxiety. 


Nudo connects to several sensors including the GSR sensors and heart rate sensors, the motors that can pull the string which is being inserted into its own structure. When those sensors detect the changing of your body conditions such as heart rate goes up, cold sweat, those sensors will send out the signal that triggers the motors to pull the string to achieve the movement of the Nudo. Eventually, Nudo will breathe, shrink and tighten when your body experiences anxiety. And whenever it moves, that’s the moment you need to pay attention to. Because at this moment, your body tries to inform you and take action to protect you. Now Nudo will softly inform this world including you, focusing and listening to your heart. Try to clean your thoughts a bit, by following its temple. Like breathing, a deep breath.
 

It’s a soft, playable wearable cushion, it creates a small space for you to hide part of your body away, it demonstrates and expresses yourself to the world softly, silently. It gently soothes and accompanies you when you need it. You are welcome to recognize the pattern of how your emotion functions with Nudo. Eventually, every small moment when we feel weird, even we don't recognize it, is still important and worthy to be awarded. After all, rolling stones gather no moss, with the full understanding of ourselves, we can finally know when and how things affect us, and face it, toggle it. Empower yourself, embrace yourself.

Interaction of Nudo

Neoprene, PVC tubes, step motors, Arduino Uno
2021

 

The interaction video recording from the user with Nudo. Inside the structure, full of cotton, the rigid structure with turnable, tendon-liked conjunction which made by soft plastic tubes. The motors connect with strings when sensors detect the body condition changing, they will send out the signal to motors, motors then starting to pull the string, causing the movement of the Nudo structure.

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Color photograph, full body image with a girl holding Nudo in pink background

Wearing Nudo

Neoprene, PVC tubes, step motors, Arduino Uno
Full-body
2021

 

 

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Color photograph, full body image with a girl looking at Nudo in pink background

Side View

Neoprene, PVC tubes, step motors, Arduino Uno
Full-body
2021