Automated Anchoring Armour for people who get nervous in social gatherings

August 3, 2012 Gaurav Sood Science

For people who get nervous very easily in social situations, Automated Anchoring Armour (AAA) comes as a real bane in any such condition. It employs the method of evoking positive memory with straight stimulus-response conditioning by linking the memory to a certain haptic sensation. AAA works by connecting biofeedback loop (that senses wearer’s state of insecurity) via a galvanic skin response (GSR) sensor and other components like linear actuator, Arduino board, battery pack and electronics are embedded into a mounting which is hooked onto a leather wristband for holding everything in place.

In short the aim of AAA is to provide a viable solution to therapy-seeking people who are looking for an emotional kind of pacemaker in precarious situations. This device can be used by placing the fingertips on the GSR sensor on the palm of the hand and measures the current stress levels. AAA has a physical shape that compliments the functionality but also amplifies it ability to function as protective equipment.

Via: Design-research