When I was in junior high, there was a time when mood rings were about the most popular thing out there. You remember them, don’t you? The rings you wore that changed colors based on what kind of mood you were in? I have to be honest – I tried a couple of them out, and they never really changed colors for me. Maybe that meant my mood was stable, or maybe it meant they didn’t work at all. I don’t know. I do know, however, that a jacket has been created that is supposedly able to change colors with our ever-changing moods. It’s part of the Unseen Collection created by an alchemist by the name of Lauren Bowker. This particular jacket is known as Eighth Sense.
The jacket seems to work a little more precisely than the mood rings of old – it’s actually pretty scientific when you get right down to it. So, how exactly does the jacket read your mood and adapt its color? Here’s a little snippet from the website explaining it:
“An unseen force or “Aura” is outwardly emitted from every human as electromagnetic energy, these wavelengths through certain lenses can be seen as colour. The Unseen aim to discover and investigate this invisible energy field by using a physical garment that reads human magnetism coupled with the capture of EEG data. These biosignals are translated visually through our sculpture with the use of colour and pattern. For instance red portrays anger, nerves and anxiety, whereas green reflects teaching, sociality and people, Blue reveals calming, truthfulness and peace while white mirror’s an inner state of sensitivity, intuitiveness and psychic ability.”
In short, the wearer of the jacket also wears a EEG headpiece which connects to an app which then connects to the jacket, effectively telling it to change colors based upon mood. Who knows – maybe one day we’ll literally wear all of our emotions on our sleeves!
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