My Body Band

2014

My Body Band is a project that I completed with Ben Basseches and Erik Lack while at RISD under the guidance of Cas Holman. My Body Band is a wearable electronic suit that teaches anatomy through song and dance. The electronic suit makes noises that correspond to the motion of specific muscles, allowing people to experiment with the music of every-day motion, and how different muscles in the body coordinate with each other to accomplish a single task. I worked on the product design and hardware prototyping for this project. To see more process, check out the blog post.

Many Thanks to Cas Holman for advising this project and creating the learning environment that it could take place in.

My Body Band

Close up of our user tester Petra pressing the heart to start the game. (It's no coincidence that heart and start rhyme ;)

My Body Band

Petra putting on muscles. Each time a muscle is placed, the user gets feedback to enforce the names and sounds of each muscle.s

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The flow of play oscillates between free play and learning songs so that the children who use the suit are able to let their attention shift from divergent to convergent thinking patterns.

My Body Band
My Body Band

Prototype in progress. Read more about our process on the blog post.