Fuma-Data (2022)

Respiratory Data Wearable

Project by: Kevin Tang

IntroductionFUMA-DATA explores alternatives to contemporary health trackers. Focusing on respiratory data, this project attempts to make digital information more relatable to the user without relying on a digital-visual display.

Data Representation via Smoke

Smoke ManipulationInscense smoke has been used as a medium for purifying the body and the mind. Smoke is choosen as a fitting medium for the representation of breathing, which heavily influences our mood and emotional regulaiton.

Smoke Language Through my exploration of manipulating smoke, three patterns stood out in particular. The capturing, accumulation, and the release of smoke provide visuals that could be translated to normal breathing, accerated breathing, and intervention of breathing to regain control.

Design Process