I apologize for such a belated reply! This wound up in my Spam folder, but I so appreciate the thoughtful reply.
To preface, I have no background in robotics and my inquiry is for an art piece I’d like to produce. Yes, it’s be a response to the decibel levels of a space or, unsure if this is possible, motion surrounding a person. As the decibel level or motion increases (higher population density), the corset increases.
I’ve been speaking to a physical therapist who does manual realignment (moving bones and muscle tissue), who often works on opening up the diaphragm to increase breathing capacity and correct posture. I was thinking of finding a way to have the corset simultaneously tighten around the ribcage (think grip) while it also helps to open up the ribs for increased capacity. This all comes from the experience of social anxiety, and how to almost Trojan Horse the sensation by taking the painful elements (decreased breathing and heightened self-awareness) and using that tight sensation to one’s advantage, by reteaching the sensation by giving them extra physical support.
In terms of other sensations, I haven’t given it as extensive of thought given I don’t know what’s feasible. The temperature is interesting. Also material, something like foam could diffuse the tightness. Even mild vibration or something could be another feature that helps loosen muscle tightness, especially between the ribs themselves, and to release fascia.
Again, I have no robotics background so still sorting out what is and isn’t possible, and what I haven’t thought of.
Thank you for your thoughts! Definitely trying to execute this, but am lacking the expertise so all help and ideas are appreciated!