May
28
2014

Purify your bad habits – Nail them!

Purify your bad habits - Nail them!

Purify your bad habits – Nail them!

As if painting your nails with crazy colours and designs wasn’t enough that now nail art has taken a way new turn. And damn bitches, it’s awesome! Meet the students at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California who have expanded tracking technology to the realm of nail beds.

Ok, I sound a little crack head right now. But it’s a fact. The young applicants of Finer Arts, Kristina Ortega and Jenny Rodenhouse created digital sensors to provide bio feedback, behavior modification, and programmed reminders to the nail art wearers.

How does the nail sensor work?

Well, it’s not Rocket Science. The nails are designed to send pulses to the wearer when they are about to touch something that is either to prohibit the act or to signal the user to track it and control.

Looking at the idea, I can certainly say its something I would like to try because I am done biting my nails. Going through the basic retail outlets of the already existing Nail Art and Extensions, the two dynamics have come up with a similar idea. Just that now there is a twist as the innovation marks a new change.

‘Technology technicians’ fix and install fingernails with smart sensors that are customized to provide pulses to the wearer

‘Technology technicians’ fix and install fingernails with smart sensors that are customized to provide pulses to the wearer

In these proposed retail shops, ‘technology technicians’ fix and install fingernails with smart sensors that are customized to provide pulses to the wearer. Imagine! What if you are about to touch a cigarette and a pulse is sent to your nails. Cool isn’t it? I bet this new discovery can be an angel in disguise to many, especially someone who isn’t able to leave their ill habit such as smoking.

This new innovation is an outcome of a course at Art Centre’s Media Design Practises – ‘Wearable Ecologies. As per Ortega on her website, this technology is a way helping people to experience science at its best in their normal lives. Living with luxury is the NextGen idea and surely this discovery is nowhere behind. I hope to see them soon in market and flaunt some fashionable sensor embedded nails to my girls!

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