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Interactive Wearable Light Snood

Light Compensating Snood

exhibited at Attennae, Nottingham

Workshop Archintex' 15 : Internet of Soft Things /Smart Textiles Symposium http://arcintex.hb.se/

A light compensating snood to counteract seasonal affected disorder which was cosy and comforting could be worn in a number of different ways. Our final prototype was exhibited in a group show at Antennae in Nottingham. 

ArcInTex is a network where Architecture, Interaction Design and Textiles join forces in developing ideas, techniques, methods and programs for new perspectives on design for building, dwelling and living and do so through: joint research projects, joint applications for funding larger projects, exchange programs on the Master and research levels, joint conferences and workshop on emergent topics.

It was all based around mental health and in particular this article :  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3819153/ J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2013 Nov; 38(6): 388–397. doi: 10.1503/jpn.120181 PMCID: PMC3819153 Dopamine and light: dissecting effects on mood and motivational states in women with subsyndromal seasonal affective disorder Despite evidence that bright light can improve mood, the neurobiology remains poorly understood. Some evidence implicates the catecholamines. In the present study, we measured the effects of transiently decreasing dopamine (DA) synthesis on mood and motivational states in healthy women with mild seasonal mood changes who were tested in either bright or dim light. 



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