A wearable tech response to NSA cell phone tracking. A Faraday cage in either scarf or necktie form factor.
Signal Obscura is, in short, is a flexible, wearable Faraday cage. It functions by blocking the signal between cell towers and your cell phone... The model below also features blue LEDs which glow in response to the strength of nearby cell towers, bringing awareness to how exposed the wearer would be to having their data collected, were they not wearing the scarf.
Signal Obscura is not a replacement for other security measures (end-to-end encryption, Tor, etc.) but simply adds another layer of control to the user over the times and places when others may have access to their data....
Signal Obscura was designed as a part of the 48-hour Extreme Wearables Designathon at the Art Center College of Design. Involved in the project were Michelle Leonhart, Barb Noren, Qiyan “Oscar” Li, Ekin Zileli, and Dave Hansungkim.