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Apr 2, 2019

Project Summary

Project “Palpitations” is a dress designed with the purpose of projecting internal reactions externally onto the dress. The proposed concept was that the butterfly headdress, symbolic of dreams and thoughts, is programmed to flutter in response to brainwaves detected from a sensor, in conjunction with the pulsation of rippling light down the front of the dress that reacts to the pulse sensor. The two sensors express the idea of rationality versus emotional response, and plays with the supposed notion that females are more emotionally inclined. Here, it is demonstrated how Nth-Light® , a revolutionary flexible LED is used with sensors to create a dress that questions the socially perceived idea of female temperament, and it shows how technology is used to provide an insight to the body’s internal workings. This design would not have been possible if companies did not develop flexible LED compared to what were once rigid bulbs of lights.

Created By


Galina Mihaleva

School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University