FeltRadio – Experiencing Community-generated WiFi Activities

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FeltRadio is a portable technology for sensing WiFi through sensorial augmentation and Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS). The technology enables its wearer to sensorially engage with the radio waves and WiFi activities that have become an integrated part of our everyday lives. The sensorial engagement changes people’s experience of WiFi activities, and allows them to participate in wireless communication infrastructures in novel ways. This is both an immediately embodied activity as it is a new form of social awareness. In this paper, we briefly present the FeltRadio technology and show how it facilitates new forms of critical reflection through sensorial participation in our contemporary experience of wireless traffic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 23-27 May 2016, Trento, Italy
Number of pages6
Publication date23 May 2016
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33463-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33464-6
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2016
EventCOOP 2016: Design of Cooperative Systems - Trento, Italy
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016
Conference number: 12


ConferenceCOOP 2016
OtherThe COOP conferences promote the idea that cooperative systems design requires a deep understanding of collective activities, involving both artefacts and social practices, within a context. COOP embraces a wide set of research questions on the design, development, and evaluation of socially-situated technologies.
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  • Wireless Communication
  • Sensorial Augmentation
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation
  • Critical Reflection
  • Sensory Engagement


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