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AURA / interactive wearables


Aura is a set of wearable devices that enables non-verbal communication between expecting parents. The initial hypothesis of this project was that it might be possible to use digital and communications technology, traditionally oriented towards efficiency and precision, to design a system to enrich the emotional experience of expecting a baby, particularly that of the father-to-be. Foetal movement is translated into a light message for the mother-to-be and a haptic one for her partner. The simultaneous connection of the two people enhances the emotional ‘messages’ transmitted by the devices. Interactions are highly evocative.


Iuav University of Venice

Iuav University of Venice
Venice, Italy


Iuav University of Venice

Iuav University of Venice
Padova, Italy