Posturaroma - The Embodiment of Safety

Marco van Hout, Laura Mul, Loes Bogers, Shinichiro Ito

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This paper introduces a design case that was built around the challenge to design a prototype for women that would positively influence their perception of personal safety in public spaces. The proposed design combines an individual focus with a public impact, influencing emotions through embodiment by introducing a necklace that reminds the wearer to walk straight and as a result, influence felt emotions such as confidence and prevent feelings of unsafety caused by slouching. In this paper, a prototype for wearable technology called PosturAroma is introduced: a fashionable necklace with a sensor that detects slouched body posture and reminds the user to stand straight by giving out a discrete scent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Colors of Care
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th International Conference on Design and Emotion
EditorsJuan Salamanca, Pieter Desmet, Andrés Burbano, Geke Ludden, Jorge Maya
Place of PublicationBogotá
PublisherUniversidad de los Andes
ISBN (Print)9789587740707
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Event9th International Conference for Design & Emotion: Colors of Care - Bogotá, Colombia
Duration: 6 Oct 201410 Oct 2014


Conference9th International Conference for Design & Emotion: Colors of Care


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