05. 09. 2005
Here is a game I will never be able to win. If, like me, you are also chronically unable to relax, then "Relax to Win" could either finally make you achieve this long awaited goal, or ... send you straight into a mental institution.
"Relax to win" was developed by Media Lab Europe and the Orange Brand Futures group, the major UK cell phone service provider. In order to play the game, which is based on the idea that the more you are able to relax, the more points you will score, you need the above sensor designed by Philips Designs. By placing it between your fingers, the device will measure the player's galvanic skin response and sends the data by wireless connection to a PC or cell phone screen.
To play the game, simply slide it between any two fingers and relax. You see yourself on screen as a friendly dragon; the more you relax the more your dragon will float and eventually fly.
I think I would probably fear for my dragon-avatar every time I put the sensor between my fingers. I mean, will it just sit there and not float or sink deeper and deeper into the screen?