Justin Wiggan began his work around the perception of nature and the sounds we cannot hear in 2016. He experimented with bio-rhythms – invisible waves of energy unique to each living thing – and biosonification, using technology to turn these bio-rhythms of living organisms into sound.
At the same time, Wiggan was investigating the haptics (feeling) of sound alongside Subpac, a company that specialises in creating haptic vests – wearable tactile audio systems that pulse sound through the body using haptics vibrations.
Wiggan has now merged the two technologies into an intimate experience, which means the plants’ electrical impulses can be sent from the vest into the body, so users can ‘feel’ the plants ‘singing’, connecting people deeply with nature to enhance wellbeing.
European Spa met with Wiggan, to find out how this concept could be introduced into spas.