The Smile Helmet

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Blogging as I do, I can be grumpy all day and no one will be the wiser. But if you’re in a field that requires you to be pleasant to people all day long, you might consider the Smile Helmet, designed by Tim Simpson. A sensor in the front of the helmet detects anybody within a 2 metre range, at which point the mouth is pulled into a broad grin by a small servo motor and some concealed fishing wire. According to Simpson, the helmet addresses the facades of social interaction and explores our responses to affected expressions. You better smile when you say that, stranger. [GT]

Smile Helmet via MAKEzine

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