developed and designed by Adam B. Kiss
BUG was created in 2007 as part of my diploma work and was the main motive of my thesis, which was on Wearable Digital Devices and biofeedback applications. This was considered quite a progressive product at the time, as the concept of digital sensory wearables had only been a concept of a few. The topic of a human computer interaction and future potential of real time recorded biological data, really interested me - especially from the design standpoint.
The BUG was created as a piece of jewellery with sensor to measure and monitor body signs of its bearing. The first version of the device, was capable of measuring body heat and producing LED light feedbacks acting as the most personalised contemporary gem that visualises a body value. The theoretic base of the concept lays on the digitally augmented human body and monitored conscious or unconscious (controllable or uncontrollable) body functions. Also the real time digital presence of the body. This project was one of the first angel investments in tech and fashion/design industry Hungary back in 2007. The project was initially funded by a business angel Elek Straub the former Chairman and CEO of Hungarian Telecom.