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    Content by Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson
    E-Textile Tailor Shop by KOBAKANT
    The following institutions have funded our research and supported our work:

    From 2013-2015 Mika is a guest professor at the eLab at Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee

    From July - December 2013 Hannah was a researcher at the UdK's Design Research Lab

    From 2010-2012 Mika was a guest researcher in the Smart Textiles Design Lab at The Swedish School of Textiles

    From 2009 - 2011 Hannah was a graduate student in the MIT Media Lab's High-Low Tech research group led by Leah Buechley


    In 2009 Hannah and Mika were both research fellows at the Distance Lab


    Between 2003 - 2009 Hannah and Mika were both students at Interface Cultures
    We support the Open Source Hardware movement. All our own designs published on this website are released under the Free Cultural Works definition
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    Massage my feet

    >> Instructable (not yet!)
    >> Massage me Instructable

    As many people told us, and also we thought of it many times.. It will be nice if there was a Massage me foot version for foot massage. So, we finally started to make one. That is the spirit of “how to get what I want”. As usual, it does not work in one shot, so we went through many prototype phase and “oh, why it does not work?!” times. There are some working prototypes that you can play PS1 games and give foot massage, but we will wait until we finalize it to post a proper instructables. For now, you can see pictures of prototyping and imagine our tears and sweat…

      
      
     


    4 Comments so far

    1. Athena on November 15th, 2012

      Did you use vibration or kneading? What specific materials were used. I am making a similar product for shoulders and/or neck and I am impressed how thin you made the base of the product

    2. admin on November 18th, 2012

      the actuation is human. you get somebody to massage your feet with their hands in order to play the game.

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