Susanna Hertrich

Therapy Machines: Automated Anchoring Armour


Alertness Enhancing Device (AAA) holds a promise of continuous psychological intervention. The psychological treatment is worn as physical armour on the body and 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.


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Mixed media: leather wristband, mounting from aluminium and acrylic, mictroncontroller, electronics, sensor, linear actuatior, battery.