Wrist-based sensors tell wearers which design puts them most at ease
by Kate Lister
The project studied visitors’ neurological responses to different interiors; it was a collaboration with an architect, furniture brand, and laboratory.
During Milan Design Week, Google debuted an wristband that measures sweat, skin tension, and heart rate. After wearers were walked through a series of three rooms, each distinctly designed to evoke a sense of calm, a printout showed which one put them most at ease. Though experimental, the technology holds the promise of furthering the science of design.