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Senza by Stefan Bukkems


Photo by Ronald Smits

How do you feel? An easy question, right? Not really. Especially considering that there are 12 distinct human moods. Stefan Bukkems designed ‘Senza’ as a visual aid to help decipher them. A wristband measures vital signs, including heart rate, temperature, movement and skin conductivity. This data sets Senza in motion. It changes shape depending on your emotional state. The more angular the image, the more agitated you are, while rounded forms indicate a relaxed frame of mind. It can be used in behavioural therapy sessions to provide real-time feedback on the patient’s feelings. The shape is based on the ancient Greek Pentagram, symbolising inner balance and clear thinking.

Stefan Bukkems