Tobie Kerridge
Visiting Staff

Vital Signs

Vital Signs was supported by Material Beliefs and collaborations at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering. The prototypes demonstrate how bodies generate live behaviours in remote products. Body monitoring enables new biomedical applications, while also being linked to debates about data security and child safety.

Material Beliefs takes emerging biomedical and cybernetic technology out of labs and into public spaces.
The project focuses on technologies which provide novel configurations of bodies and materials, and how design as a tool for public engagement can be used to stimulate discussion about the value of these forms of hybridity.

Rather than focusing on the outcomes of science and technology, Material Beliefs approaches biomedical and cybernetic research as an unfinished and ongoing set of practices, often happening in laboratories and separate from public spaces.





OTHER PROJECTS
Biojewellery
Media Mediators



building the internals of the prototypes
building the internals of the prototypes
heart, walk and lung respond to live biometric data
heart, walk and lung respond to live biometric data
Tash monitors her son Jayden (photography by Revital Cohen for Material Beliefs)
Tash monitors her son Jayden (photography by Revital Cohen for Material Beliefs)