The Interactive 'Stressball' Senses Body Data and Responds

By: Michael Hemsworth - Mar 8, 2016
References: & yankodesign
Stress is a part of everyone's life at one point or another, and this interactive 'Stressball' is designed to interpret body data and respond accordingly.

The traditional stress ball is looked to as a means of relieving tension, but this design by Simone Schramm does double duty. The ball is part of the designer's project "Less Quantified Self -- More Qualified You" and responds to a user's touch. The device will analyze a person's body data and extrude nobs on the surface accordingly. This helps to visualize stress levels and provide a form of stress relief for the user via the tactile nods.

Modern lifestyles are often associated with a number of different kinds of stress. The 'Stressball,' as part of Schramm's project, helps actualize how a person might feel internally.