EMF Sniffing Hat (2010)


The EMF Sniffing Hat is a science toy which seeks to create a greater awareness of the pervasiveness of EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields) radiation in our environments.

The hat itself is whimsical in form and behavior -- it resembles a large-eyed creature with a long snout (containing the EMF sensor), and sings a series of musical beeps whose tone and tempo corresponds to the intensity of EMF in the surrounding area. By employing a humorous aesthetic and interaction, the wearer's relationship with EMF is transformed into one of curious exploration and engagement, rather than fear and apprehension.


Press:
The EMF Sniffing Hat was featured in the Toronto Star on Mar 24, 2011.
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Exhibited At:
The Too Cool For School Art & Science Fair (2010)
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
Technosapien Show (2010)
OCAD University, Toronto

Video of the initial prototype -- exploring the EMF landscape in a house:

EMF Sniffing Hat - Prototype 1 from Ken Leung on Vimeo.

EMF Sniffing Hat at the Art & Science Fair, Harbourfront Center (Toronto) in 2010:

EMF Sniffing Hat featured in the Toronto Star (Mar 24, 2011 issue):