beAT is a vest that reveals the wearer's pulse through the physical pulsing it's shoulders.
By exposing the wearer's pulse beAT communicates the physical and emotional state of an individual. The vest challenges social boundaries by revealing an aspect of the wearer's physiology.
The vest exposes a concealed layer of personal data. This information may extend the potential for others to form an empathetic connection with the wearer.
beAT works by being fitted to the wearer through 3 electrodes that register the wearer's pulse. This electrical signal is translated into servo oscillations which control the vest's shoulders.
Exhibition on Connected Objects “Are You Talking to Me?”
beAT was featured in an exhibition on connected objects "Are You Talking to Me?" coproduced by the Centre des Arts of Enghien-les-Bains and the Cité du design of Saint-Étienne.
The exhibition responded to UNESCO's call to the international Creative Cities of Design on the topic of connected objects.
Enghien-les Bains, France - June 30th to July 2nd, 2017
Saint-Étienne, France - September 14th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018.
beAT was also featured in DATA CITIES, a UNESCO publication focused on creative works exploring the impact of data and the digital on culture.
The book can be purchased here: http://www.cda95.fr/fr/content/data-cities