The InflataCorset  is an auto-inflating vest triggered by an internal heart rate sensor. When the heart reaches an excited state, the corset inflates to hug the wearer and calm the nervous system. Then, the heart returns back to a resting rate.


photos// Heart rate racing, panic before the heart rate sensor triggers the air pump. When the corset inflates, the pressure relaxes the nervous system.


The design is based on research to augment Sensory Processing Disorder — hypersensitivity which ranges from ADHD to Autism. The instant relaxation from the corset is a type of therapeutic that can be applied to many populations. The corset insures that the heart is never over excited and stays in an optimal state.



design/concept Kristin Neidlinger

model/talent Katie Scarlett

photo/video Jason Mickelson


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Comment by G-A on June 30, 2011 at 9:30pm
You shoot the video with what? You edited the video with What? On both YouTube and Vimeo I upload all my site Videos in 720 or 1080... If I can help, let me know.
Comment by G-A on June 30, 2011 at 3:51pm
Really ingenious to read how you did it. Back to my comment on the Quality, I was more concerned about the poor "Picture" quality with a blurry image rather than the rest, the "theme" I am not a huge fan of it but this is just my personal preference. There is no better video available than the 240p of Youtube?
Comment by kristin neidlinger on June 30, 2011 at 3:26pm
For this model, we hacked a blood pressure monitor for the pump. When the heart rate increases past 89 BPM [customized for this person], a wireless Heart Rate Sensor is read by the Arduino and that triggers the pump. Then, the corset inflates for 20 seconds to build uniform pressure. The pressure slowly releases as the pump is turned off. It is timed to be like a deep diaphragmatic breath.
Comment by meg on June 30, 2011 at 1:09pm

nice one - i like the styling, too.  it's like a life vest for everyday situations.  :)

i was wondering what you used as an air pump and if it's possible to control the flow of air both ways, i.e., can you inflate it and then deflate it in response to the heart rate?

Comment by kristin neidlinger on June 30, 2011 at 10:38am
The video concept is an interpretation of Hitchcock in Modern Emissions [ultrasonic and eletro-magnetic frequencies].
Comment by G-A on June 29, 2011 at 10:05pm
Pity the video does not do Justice to this concept (Quality, Theme). I like more and more the idea of wearing something showing that I am "Human" or that I have a "Soul", something that will work/behave independently of what I am doing.

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