Device & photography
Automated Anchoring Armour (AAA) holds a promise of continuous psychological intervention. The treatment is worn as physical armour on the body. Thus the skin becomes an interface to mental well-being. When a biosensor on the palm receives a signal of increased stress, the mechanism comes into action: A tap is repeatedly given to the forearm and thus aims to trigger a positive memory linked to this physical sensation. Its exaggerated physical shape amplifies the notion of a protective equipment.
— Material & dimensions —
Device > mixed media (acrylic case, leather, copper, velcro, micro-controller, electronic components, battery pack) 22 x 21 x 17 cm
Photography > Lambda-print on Fuji Crystal DP II, 30 x 40 cm
— Conference paper & publication —
Hertrich, S., Autmated Anchoring Armour. Devices That Alter Perception in conjunction with ISMAR 2010, October 13th 2010, Seoul, South Korea.
Devices That Alter Perception 2010, Reader, Create Space Intl. (2011), ISBN 1463664249