The BIOdress: A body-worn interface for environmental embodiment

Sara Adhitya, Beck Davis, Raune Frankjaer, Patricia FLANAGAN, Zoe Mahony

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Abstract

This paper discusses the development of a body-worn interface facilitating the communication between humans and their environment. It seeks to allow the wearer to understand the state of their natural environment through an extended state of embodiment. First, it discusses our motivation for sustainability and the need to change our anthropocentric attitude to a more holistic one that includes the natural environment. Then, it discusses how clothing can be seen as an immediate way of embodiment, and how computational technology and connection to the Internet of Things can contribute to the development of wearable interfaces, which expand our notion of the human body to include our natural environments. It then introduces the BIOdress, a bodyworn interface facilitating interspecies communication with a goal to create an expanded network of embodiment. The overall objective is to encourage human empathy beyond the anthropocentric towards more sustainable development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages627-634
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781450335829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Feb 2016
Event10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2016 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Feb 201617 Feb 2016

Publication series

NameTEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction

Conference

Conference10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2016
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period14/02/1617/02/16

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

User-Defined Keywords

  • Anthropocentricism
  • Human-environment interface
  • Human-plant interaction
  • Interspecies communication
  • Non-human agencies and interactions
  • Sustainable design
  • Technology-mediated embodiment
  • The Internet of Things
  • Wearables

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