Sirou Peng, Stephanie Alvarez, Lenna Galanis, Minyue Ge, Yumeng Li
Digital FUTURES, Shanghai, China
The concept behind our pnuematic wearable is space travel and how our bodies would have to change in order to accommodate to this new environment. A person going through space travel will experience a lower gravitational pull, which would cause muscle atrophy. With this pressurized pneumatic wearable, pressure will be applied in strategic locations of arteries and veins through a heart rate sensor. This will promote an adequate amount of blood pressure neccesary to sustain the harsh environment in space. Design wise the wearble will be a sleek body suit cover the left arm and chest, important location to control blood pressure.