The Frisson necklace is made of a series of teardrop-shaped beads. Each bead contains a temperature-changing Peltier junction governed by a microcontroller embedded in the bead.
The beads are electrically and computationally autonomous and independently decide to become cold, warm or hot. The necklace produces randomly shifting temperature patterns around the wearer’s neck, creating an unsettling feeling comparable to shivers.
The necklace was first exhibited at the Seamless v.3: Computational Couture fashion show held Boston Museum of Science in January of 2008.
Product: electronic modules for jewels