, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 63–84

Wearables as “relationship tools”

Open Forum

DOI: 10.1007/s00146-006-0077-y

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Charlesworth, J. AI & Soc (2007) 22: 63. doi:10.1007/s00146-006-0077-y


This paper describes the development of a range of “wearable tools” that were created specifically to elicit response and help establish relationships. By focusing on the notion that we are social animals, my intention is to present an approach to creating wearable prototypes based on the understanding of our interpersonal communication and social relationships. This approach is concerned with the study of our non-verbal behaviour and communication. I intend to establish the need for such an approach, outlining the various fields of research that have facilitated a number of wearable prototypes that indicate ways forward for future work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LondonUK