Communication via… pillows
August 30th, 2004

A project of Play research studio (Sweden) explores interactive pillows as a means of enhancing long-distance communications.

By leaning against, touching, or hugging one of the two pillows, the pattern on the other one activates and glows dynamically. Changing from one pattern to another, gestures are exchanged remotely.

Invisible to the naked eye, electroluminescent wire is woven directly into the textile pattern of each pillow prototype. Connected via an internet-based communication platform, the individual pillows can potentially be located nearly anywhere and wirelessly.


Found among a quick but very interesting “roundup of related weaving and electronics projects” in Personal Debris.

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