Just when I began to think that this small (albeit rapidly growing) field of wearable tech was getting a little too serious (with all the focus on health and wellness projects), I discover a cheeky project by media artist Zac Ong that makes me smile.
Many wearables often use technology to bring people together (aka Hug Shirt) so it’s quite refreshing to see a project that — well — kinda warns people when they’ve come a little too close for comfort.
Repel is an over-the-top warning system that shoots a laser beam at strangers when they’ve invaded your personal space. The closer they get, the faster the laser and animated buttons spin.
I bet you every DIY Dad will strap one of these things onto their tween to wear to their first junior high dance.