Dual Skin: ambient electric field sensing wearable

Doruk Yildirim, Luis Edgardo Fraguada, and Elizabeth Esther Bigger. 2019. DualSkin: ambient electric field sensing wearable. In Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC ‘19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 339โ€“345. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341163.3346931

Presented at the 23nd (2019) International Symposium on Wearable Computers in London, United Kingdom.


Humans are capable of identifying and categorizing objects in their environment with the aid of their sensory organs. DualSkin is a wearable which equips the user with ambient electric field sensing. The aim of the project is to develop a new sense that will increase peripersonal space, alter the human perception and their relationship between electronic, organic and inorganic objects that surrounds our lives. Dual-Skin is a vest that uses a circuit which consists of embedded micro-controllers, sensors, and actuators. It uses capacitive sensors to sense surroundings and uses electrical stimulation as a feedback mechanism around the user’s waist.