Noga Sapir Highly Commended

Fashion & Textiles

Shenkar college of Art Design and Engineering

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REFLECT is a small, portable and interactive knitted biofeedback object. The knitted orb acknowledges signs of stress and helps practice relaxation techniques to reduce anxiety.

When the user holds the orb, it reflects his/her state of mind using integrated soft sensors and embedded light – as the user gets calmer, the light becomes brighter.

In contrast to usual Biofeedback therapy processes, REFLECT orbs are small and portable and liberate the user from constraining electrodes and obtrusive screens. Reflect orbs offer a direct contact experience by touching the soft, warm and comforting textile. Holding the REFLECT orb and focusing on its pulsing light, creates an intimate space between orb and user.