Ripple is a wearable extension of the body designed for the future of dating. The device uses computer vision to scan a room and calculate whom within it is attracted to the wearer. When the device finds someone, it sends a ‘ripple’ up the wearer’s spine, reflecting the excitement one feels when meeting a potential mate. If the attraction is mutual, Ripple’s tentacles move in reaction to the wearer’s gaze, amplifying the language of seduction between the two people. When they finally lock eyes, Ripple warms up, helping the wearer feel comfortable to start a new adventure.
Team Ripple are 4 designers from Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) joint double masters course at Imperial College London and The Royal College of Art. Huishan Ma, the Creative Designer, Lyle Baumgarten, the Design Engineer, Maria Apud Bell, the Design Researcher and Jonathan Rankin, the critical thinker. They each bring a different expertise and viewpoint to the table allowing their designs to strongly bridge between, digital to physical integrating science, technology and art creativity.moreLinkedIn Instagram Twitter Facebook
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