Wear Air

Collaborators: SunYoung Kim, Eric Paulos



WearAir is an expressive T-shirt to sense the wearer’s surrounding air quality as indicated by the measured volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and publicly express those levels through visually expressive patterns. This work is designed to accurately measure and publicly express the immediately local air quality. Obtaining information regarding air quality indirectly from others might help people to increase their awareness to air quality.

2010 WearAir: Expressive T-shirts for Air Quality Sensing, Kim S, Paulos E, and Gross MD, Proc. ACM Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Boston, 295-296. [pdf]