Felt Radio: Sensing and Making Sense of Wireless Traffic

How would it be to bodily sense radio traffic all the time? FeltRadio is a portable and wireless technology that makes it possible to turn radio signals into visual (LED bar display) and tactile stimuli (Electrical Muscle Stimulation – EMS) as a form of sensorial augmentation. FeltRadio explores and makes us reflect upon what it would be like if we could sense, and feel, wireless traffic such as WiFi or Bluetooth. 


FeltRadio concept, hardware and software design: Erik Grönvall.

Erik Grönvall (Associate Professor)
Jonas Fritsch (Associate Professor)
Anna Vallgårda (Associate Professor)


Vallgårda, A., Grönvall, E., Fritsch, J. (2017).
Experimental Engineering: Articulating and Valuing Design Experimentation
In the Proceedings of DIS 2017: the ACM SIGCHI conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM, Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-14 June 2017.

Grönvall, Erik, Jonas Fritsch & Anna Vallgårda. (2016). FeltRadio: sensing and making sense of wireless traffic.In proceedings of DIS 2016: the ACM SIGCHI conference on Designing Interactive Systems, ACM, Brisbane, Australia, 4-8 June 2016.
AWARD: SIGCHI Honourable Mention Award (top 5% of all submissions).

Fritsch, J., Grönvall, E., Breinbjerg, M. (2016).
Analyzing the Aesthetics of Participation of Media Architecture.
In the proceedings of MAB 2016: Media Architecture Biennale 2016, ACM, Sydney, Australia, 1-4 June 2016.

Frisch, J., Grönvall, E. (2016)
FeltRadio – Experiencing Community-generated WiFi Activities.
In the proceedings of the Interactive Experiences track at COOP2016.