Lauren McCarthy's Happiness Hat


Publication Title
Lauren McCarthy
Publication/Creation Date
2010
Creators/Contributors
Lauren McCarthy (creator)
Media Type
Video Lecture
Persuasive Intent
Art
Description
The Happiness Hat is a wearable device that detects if you're smiling and provides pain feedback if you're not. An enclosed bend sensor attaches to the cheek and measures smile size, a servo motor moves a metal spike into the head inversely proportional to the degree of smile. Through repeated use of this conditioning device you can train your brain to smile all the time. This is the first in a series of Tools for Improved Social Interacting.
HCI Platform
Wearables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Head, Face

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Date archived
April 9 2014
Last edited
May 28 2018
How to cite this entry
Lauren McCarthy. (2010). "Lauren McCarthy's Happiness Hat". Lauren McCarthy. Fabric of Digital Life. https://fabricofdigitallife.com/index.php/Detail/objects/425