Ha–mazan

A speculative smart signaling system for female bike commuters in the urban space. The elbow patches have fringes with fiber optics, which are attached to a super bright LED that lights up and intensifies it brightness according to daylight. You can activate the fringes to sweep if the biker is turning left or right.

As seen in Attempts, Failures, Trials and Errors.

Photo of a women sitting on a bike. She is wearing the wearable device on her left shoulder. It is made out of beige faux leather and it has a yellow fringe falling from the middle of it.

Animated gif on loop of the wearable’s fringe swiping left and right.

Ha–mazan from Renata Gaui on Vimeo.

In a next step of this project there would be the implementation of machine learning being fed by data tracking, so that the system itself can try to find patterns on how you behave and it can activate the "turn left/right" signal, anticipating and making the bike commuting experience even more seamless.

Photo of the wearable device being used. The fringe is light up as response to the sunset.