Wearable Research – Johan Ng

Hairdresser Tool Belt

Practice it works in

As the name suggest, the purpose of the belt is to keep all the tools the hairdresser needs in place and use them as and when it is needed.

Its specific use

The belt allows the hairdresser to store all sorts of hairstyling tools which normally compromises of various types of scissors and combs. This helps the hairdresser save time in finding the necessary tools needed during a haircut and smoothen the process.

Mobility

As it is strapped usually by the side of the waist, it does not really obstruct movement in any form or way. However, if there is a huge number of hairdressing tools strapped to the side, it may obstruct some movement.

Utility VS Fashionability

It is a very convenient tool as the hairdressers can change hairdressing tools without moving around to get another. Also these belts generally do not have a fixed number of pockets and can be customizable to fit the hairdresser needs. In terms of design, it does not stand out much but the belt allows people to identify the user as a hairdresser.    

June

Practice it works in

The device was suggested for gardeners however it could be used by anyone who does not want to get sunburnt.

Its specific use

The device tracks the user’s exposure to the sun and alerts the user when they have exceeded the recommended amount of sun exposure.

Mobility

It is simply a wrist bracelet with a device and does not obstruct any form of movement.

Utility VS Fashionability

The aesthetics of June resembles any ordinary hand accessory. Perhaps the purpose of the device is to track sun exposure and at the same time look fashionable. The device does not stand out as a tracking device and could be used just simply for fashion.   

Johan Ng (A0139660B)

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