Tap v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tapped} p. pr. & vb. n. {Tapping}]
1. To strike lightly especially with a slight sound
2. To give a light blow with.
3. To bring about by repeated light blows.

A system for monitoring nervous foot-tapping. Inspired by "Restless Leg Syndrome", this system addresses the uncontrollable urge to relieve bodily stress by shaking the legs and/or tapping the feet.
The wearable component consists of a leg-brace which detects acceleration caused by tapping and shaking. Additional electronics are housed in a tethered carrying case, which can be rested on the back of a chair. When a tap is detected, a wireless signal is transmitted to a nearby stationary unit, which strikes a cinder block once with a chisel. Over time, the nervous tapping of the individual is externalized and visualized by the gradual reduction of the concrete.

Part of a series called "Measures of Discontent", from my MFA work at UCLA's department of Design and Media Arts

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