In the 70s, women wore groovy mood rings that showed our emotions through color. Now, almost 40 years later, Woman You Should Know Kristin Neidlinger, a future concepts designer and founder of SENSOREE, has crafted a much cooler, digitally tricked out, wearable emotion interpreter called the Mood Sweater. It lets you show your true colors around your neck, not on your finger.
Intended to be a whimsical approach to new forms of communication inspired by the body, Kristin’s Mood Sweater is weaved with phenomenal technology that interprets human emotion and displays excitement levels instantly, in color, with an illuminated collar.
The magic in the Mood Sweater comes from her company’s proprietary soft sensor design called The GER: Galvanic Extimacy Responder. It promotes what Kristin refers to as extimacy or externalized intimacy.
The sensors are located on the hands and read excitement levels, then translate the data into a palette of affective colors. The bowl shaped, high collar is fashioned with LEDs that reflect onto the wearer. Talk about a woman’s natural glow!
Kristin, who has a background in dance forms, kinetic costumes, and in physical therapies as a Dance Medicine Specialist, says, “the visual interface replaces speaking, as the wearer’s truths are instantly expressed with color.”
The Mood Sweater is part of her extensive SENSOREE collection of wearable technology and interactive installations.
They are currently taking pre-orders for a limited edition run of 100 custom sized, signed, and numbered SENSOREE Mood Sweaters. So be a fashion pioneer and snatch one up now!
All photos by Roger Dyckmans
Did You Know?
The mood ring was created in 1975 by two New York inventors, Josh Reynolds and Maris Ambats, who bonded liquid crystals with quartz stones set into rings.
They initially retailed for $45 for a “silvery setting” and $250 for gold, and first sold at Bonwit Teller, rapidly becoming a fad in the 1970s.