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by Noelia Medina (Universitat Politècnica de València)

This project proposes the creation of a wearable that helps us in grieving situations. Like in ancient funeral rites in which the remains of loved ones are preserved in urns next to seeds or tree cuttings, this project proposes the realization of an interactive system in which the irrigation of water necessary for the growth of this new tree is only possible through the affection and dearness of others.

Through haptic stimulation of the wearable jacket by means of a caress or hug, water flows towards the plant seeds, making it possible for life to blossom from the remains of loved ones. The project aims to emphasize the relevance of the relationship between care, emotional ties and affective technology in situations of deep emotional crisis, such as the mourning situation.