• Nadia Loliva (POLIMI)
  • Zhen Zhang (UAL-LCF)
  • Sivkan Singh Puri (UAL-LCF)
  • #mental health #hugs #anxiety

    Blue promotes physical contact in the form of hugs to alleviate stress and anxiety through two components: a ring and a sweater. The ring tracks the user’s stress level, while the sweater soothes tensed body parts via a vibrating mechanism. Further, when a pressure sensor perceives physical contact, LEDs light up, conveying the changes in stress and anxiety level. These real-time data can be used by medical professionals in clinical treatments of their patients and to provide immediate relief in case of an anxiety attack.