The Atmosphère Collar Beautifies Artificial Intelligence

11.25.19 | By
The Atmosphère Collar Beautifies Artificial Intelligence

If Seymourpowell’s beauty concept Atmosphére is any indication of the future of wearables, we’ll soon be counteracting the negative effects of pollution, urbanization, and age itself within our own bubbles of protection wearing fashionable and functional pieces of AI-powered devices everywhere we go.

Industrial design and innovation agency Seymourpowell proposes integrating artificial intelligence to imbue wearables with the ability to actively protect users from toxic urban environments in the convenience of a wearable design. Location-based data and the users’ personal data, including skin type and monitored physiological/environmental feedback (e.g. temperature and air quality) are envisioned to feed data in real-time, with the Atmosphére Collar adjusting a variety of sensory, mood, and health-enhancing care.

The device’s ribbed design is an aesthetic detail, but also operates as vents around the rim of the Atmosphére. Sensors adjust air filtration, humidity, and temperature, alongside dispensing health and beauty measures like sun protection as determined by user preference with the aid of AI.

Additional help awaits at home in the form of a chaise lounge, a home base of rejuvenation operated by app and capable of emanating atomized skincare vapors for similar health-enhancing effects. Temperature and air quality are adjustable, offering a greater degree of efficacy than with the collar alone, turning a piece of furniture into a tech-enabled physiological and psychological sensorial refuge.

…we wanted to imagine a future where ‘water heavy’ beauty rituals might be replaced by entirely new tech-enabled sensorial experiences that allow us to feel rejuvenated and fresh.

– Mariel Brown, Director of Foresight at Seymourpowell

Atmosphère represents the third in Seymourpowell’s series of speculative AI-enhanced projects exploring trends within the beauty industry, intended to explore ways in which technology might help users adjust to quickly changing environments around the globe.

Gregory Han is Tech Editor of Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at