Behnaz Farahi '12 designs gaze-responsive garment

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Behnaz Farahi '12 designs gaze-responsive garment

November 25, 2015

Behnaz Farahi ‘12 has designed a 3-D printed garment that moves in response to another person’s gaze through the use of a tiny camera lens and a computer algorithm that maps the direction the person is looking. Named “Caress of the Gaze,” the project was recently featured on


‘“Caress of the Gaze refers to the ‘haptic’ quality of our gaze. It’s taking something from invisible to visible,” says Farahi, whose past inventions include a headpiece that changes shape based on brain activity, and a wall that responds to the gestures of those near it.’


Behnaz is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.


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