Inspired by the kimono, a traditional Japanese garment commonly known for the two sides wrapped around the torso, Hagu is a vest which tightly enfolds its owner giving the sensation of being hugged.
Moreover, without necessarily knowing, the person living with dementia will wear an intelligent piece of clothing that reads their body’s behavior, interprets it and when it senses distress, it starts giving a warming hug.
In collaboration with Ayesha Nabila (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Silvia Cazacu (email@example.com)
Dutch Design Week, Mind the Step, 20/10/2018 – 28/10/2018
(Nominated for the Social Design Award 2018)