iBand is a technology-enhanced bracelet that can store, display, and exchange information about you and your relationships. With iBand, information is exchanged during a handshake. iBand aims to explore the potential of wearable technologies in transforming people's relationship to information.
Initial meetings and introductions mark the first moments of building new relationships. In many cultures, a form of physical interaction (a handshake, a kiss, a bow, a hug, etc.) is an integral part of this process. However, these important moments can be awkward or forgotten. iBand is a prototype of a wearable device to help people manage information gained during these interactions.
(2004) Marije Kanis Invited participation Open Doors, Project Leaders Round table, Amsterdam
(2005) Marije Kanis, Niall Winters, Stefan Agamanolis & Cian Cullinan CHI '05 extended abstracts on Human factors in computing systems, Portland, 5-7 Aprildownload