Early on in 2016, we sat down with Kristin Neidlinger of Sensoree, a design studio focused on emotive wearable tech, or what they’ve dubbed “extimacy”—that is, externalised intimacy. You can listen to our full interview with Kristin on the Electric Runway podcast here. In that interview, Kristin talks about taking her most popular design, the GER Mood Sweater, from a concept or costume piece to a product you can actually purchase and use at home. The GER Mood Sweater uses galvanic skin response sensors to “read” emotion from the palm of your hand. Those emotions are then translated into colours displayed on the cowl of the sweater and reflected onto the face of the wearer. So blue means you’re calm and relaxed, while red means you’re nervous or in love.
Today, we’re pleased to share that after making an appearance at Refinery 29’s Smart AF Dream Suite at CES, Sensoree has announced they’re officially taking reservations for their limited-edition run of their GER Mood Sweater. Whether you want to try the tech for yourself to measure your own emotional state or for clinical/therapeutic purposes, this is your chance to own one of the most talked about pieces of wearable technology ever. You can pre-order yours by filling out this form.