We all know that using public transportation can sometimes be very stressful. In light of this our group was determined to reduce the stress the average commuter faces. Particularly focusing on the number one bus, we designed a massage clamp that clips onto the hand pole commuters hold onto while standing. The clamp is inside of a comfortable, funky glove that the user slips their hand into. The clamp itself has built in ball bearings that massage your palm when rubbed. Within the fabric of the glove is a built in vibration motor that relaxes the muscles on the top of your hand. The motor is activated when the user pushes it; the motor can be deactivated with a second push.
Currently, we don't have a completely finished vibration motor, however, I wrote the code for a functional vibration sequence in arduino. This code was compatible with our flora which we were going to secure onto the back of the clamp. Sadly because of time constraints we were unable to complete the design. To compromise we made an in series circuit with three vibration motors and a 9 volt battery. We sewed three little pockets into the inside of the glove for the actual motors and secured the wires with cloth. The wires travel outside of the bottom of the glove and lead to the 9 volt battery and button sensor.