The Hug Bag


Smart Wear
Material Research
Speculative Design

Guided by Anja Hertenberger


“The Hug Bag is a gift for the future of me, something that carries the memory of being connected in the human society. Something that reminds us of the care and love that we can always go back to. Something that gives physical accompanies and functionality in an era where that's no longer possible. Simply something that gives us a hug and keeps us motivated to keep going on our journey.

The Hug Bag accompanies you as a friend. It reacts to the owner's body temperature and physical movement. If the owner has the bag on, it becomes alive by changing color. If the owner is in an active state, the Hug Bag automatically tightens up, make sure that it's not dangling. If the owner is in a still state, the Hug Bag loosens itself.




This is an introductory project into the world of soft electronics. Since it's a more experimental project, I focused more on the concept, material research and electronics instead of on the design.




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