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Body Wonders

Exploring the potential of haptic feedback in smart clothing

Body Wonders - close-up — © Mila Chorbadzhieva

Body Wonders is a designed (touch) experience to let people feel the potential of haptic feedback in smart clothing.
What kind of messages, feelings, emotions can we evoke through touch? What is the potential of this unexplored sensorial dimension? What if we could feel information on our skin?

We are overwhelmed by information, our screen time in this pandemic time increased a lot as well as all the mediated communication with our colleagues, family and friends, due to social distancing. A communication that is mainly visual, a sense that nowad

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About Holst Centre and Baltan Studio

Holst Centre (an independent open-innovation Research and Development centre for Wireless Autonomous Sensors and Flexible Electronics) is successful in the field of Smart Clothing. Our experience in developing printed electronics shows that a lot is possible technically, however the challenge lies in knowing how we can truly support people with smart garments.

The project is initiated by Holst Centre in collaboration with Baltan Studio (the internal design studio of Baltan Laboratories).

Body Wonders - full-body

Body Wonders - behind the garment

Operator and Receiver


Starting point

Strijp-S area, Kastanjelaan 500
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Wheelchair accessible
Wifi available
Toilets available