Kinderguard is a cuddly toy that sucks electromagnetic radiation from its surroundings, especially made for kids and their parents. It is part of my bachelor thesis project “Awareness tools for everyday, invisible radiation fields”.

The object absorbs electromagnetic radiation from its surroundings. The longer it is exposed to electro-smog, the more it inflates, thus changing its shape. Absorbing the electro-smog-radiation, the “Kinderguard” provides protection from its negative effects. The object’s outer shell is formed like a cuddly toy and it contains a collection bag similar to a garbage- or vacuum cleaner bag, which has to be changed when full.

The short video above shows a possible utilisation scenario. We see a young boy who loves watching television. The “Kinderguard” not only helps his parents to protect him from electro-smog-radiation, it also raises the awareness of the young boy himself, as he can see that the “Kinderguard” inflates whenever it’s exposed to electro-smog-radiation. But while his parents use the “Kinderguard” as a protection from radiation, the boy “misuses” the object as a cuddly toy which he can play with while watching television.

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