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"Lokahi" co-feeling with human interfaces / Social & Emotional Well-being

“Lokahi” is an interactive, wearable, body pillow which lets two users visualize their own heartbeat real-time and promotes an intimate hug between wearers. Wearers can see, hear talk with each other during the experiment, so they become “human interfaces” to interact with each other. As an interdisciplinary project combining, art, design, engineering, and psychology, it is expected to experiment and develop new non-verbal communication tools based on human emotions to augment well-being and social interaction of humans.

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National Research Council of Italy

National Research Council of Italy
ROME, Italy

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National Research Council of Italy

National Research Council of Italy
ROME, Italy