Ava Aghakouchak & Maria Paneta are Architectural Designers & Researchers at the Interactive Architecture Lab, University College London. Their work explores softening interfaces between the human body and the built environment. Ava and Maria will be presenting their recent research project “Sarotis”, a prosthetic device that augments spatial awareness using a combination of 3D Scanning and silicone inflatable robotics. The Sarotis Project looks beyond todays visual data interfaces like mobile phones, to explore intimate wearable technology futures. Where advanced vision systems and other sensor technologies are connected directly to body through haptic interfaces. The Interactive Architecture Lab, University College London, examines the Behaviour and Interaction of Things, Environments and their Inhabitants. IALab is engaged in a range of academic research activities and industry collaborations. At the heart of the Lab is our 15 month Masters programme MArch Design for Performance & Interaction where the Sarotis was first developed.