Ujjayi Layer


Ujjayi breathing is a breathing technique employed in a variety of Taoist and Yoga practices. In relation to Yoga, it is sometimes called “the ocean breath”. Typically translated as “victorious breath”. Ujjayi Pranayama is a balancing and calming breath which increases oxygenation and builds internal body heat.

Using a stretch sensor along the bottom of the rig cage to acquire breathing information, lines of lights are activated as the wearer breaths, deeper breaths activate lights further down the chain.  This is a melding of body as display and body sensing assignments into a version 2 of both.

Here the display is taken into the realm of self monitoring of ones own breath as a source of meditation, encouraging long deep breathing or Ujjayi breath.



The inside of wearable


The Happiness Tube, has been adapted and updated to work with a stretch sensor, and now uses the Lilypad instead of the Arduino Leonardo. The piece is now made from a Duvet Cover and Satin with soft pocket for neopixel battery pack. The inside functional layer combines the stretch sensor belt into an inner shirt that contains all wiring through conductive thread.

Code here:




vestdesign6I moved away from the original design, to add to the meditative effect.




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