Communication is essential, whether it’s through spoken language, text, or body language. For this project, our design goal was to make a wearable that bridges the gap between gestures and meaning, whether that’s for beneficial or sinister purposes.
Jester is a wearable that allows the wearer to communicate to other wearers through gestures such as crossing arms, or arms down. Jesters are equipped with IMU sensors that output orientation data and gravitational vectors.
Users can define mappings between gestures and meanings by repeatedly performing the gesture, which allows the Jester to train using machine learning. Our vision for this product includes a feature that allows users to track the frequency of habitual movements like shaking legs and get immediate reminders to stop them, or get out of uncomfortable situations by contacting their friends.