Communication is a gift we often take for granted.

In the United States, every 1 in 68 children has been diagnosed with autism.
For us, the challenges they go through daily are unimaginable.
We simply tried to help with one key aspect: communication.

This is CUU.

CUU is a wearable bracelet both for those with difficulty expressing their emotions and those attempting to understand said emotions.

Inside of CUU are three sensors:

  • EEG (Electroencephalography) sensor measures brainwaves

  • EDA (Electro-dermal activity) sensor measures electrical responses on the skin

  • EKG (Electrocardiography) sensor measures electrical activity of the heart.

These three sensors get individual readings that are then combined to produce an approximation of what emotion the wearer is currently feeling.

That emotion is then displayed as a low-intensity color with a light behind it on the face of the bracelet.


This change in emotion being visible allows the user the caretaker to be constantly informed of the emotional state of the child with autism at any time, with just a glance. Possibilities for extensions to CUU are massive. We plan for this to be paired with a mobile application, providing caretakers access to readings on the user's emotional state, alerts for sudden changes or negative moods. 

Project Roles (Concept Development, Prototyping)

Cecelia Parrish (CBM)  |  Kerry O' Connnor (CS)  |  Brittain McNeel (AD)  
Christopher Chan (AD)  |  Nelson W. Johnson (XD)  |  Melanie Matlock (CW)