Do you ever feel like a wave has washed over you? Emotions can change like the tides, they can be violent or tranquil, and can sometimes feel like they are consuming you. This is a device to help people communicate their feelings, with more movement correlating with more stress. This can be helpful when two people are separated for a long period of time and wish to check up on how the other is feeling. You are able to tap the machine to say you are stressed, and how stressed you feel depending on the force. It was important to us to have a fun and interactive interface.
The wave mechanism is actually very simple, it is rods with weighted ends evenly dispersed through a strip of fabric. When tapped on one side, it makes a chain reaction in the movement of a wave. The is a sensor on the fabric that recognizes how hard you pushed and send the information to the other device which replicates your movement with a mechanical arm.