Agent Unicorn

Anouk Wipprecht (NL)

How can design and new technology be used to improve mental health therapy? Anouk Wipprecht’s 3D-printed headsets, which take the form of unicorn horns, are designed for children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Electrodes within the headsets measure activity in the brain, triggering a built-in camera that starts filming when the wearer’s attention level spikes. This creates a visual record that children can watch to gain a better understanding of what interests and distracts them.

This artwork has been created during an artist residency at Ars Electroncia Futurelab in the Framework of Sparks, a European project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.

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