Bracelets

Leah Buechley

Woven bracelets—created on traditional bead looms out of beads, conductive thread and surface mount LEDs—function as motion-sensing, communicating wearable displays. The bracelets are almost as thin and flexible as traditional beaded jewelry, controlled with surface mount electronics and soft conductive materials and powered with flexible Lithium-ion batteries. Each one contains an accelerometer that senses wrist movement and a Bluetooth module for wireless communication. They can communicate with laptops, PDAs and cell phones as well as other bracelets and wearables.