Exhibit at SXSW 2017

Persuasion Beyond Words

A Social Appearance Coaching Device

Created by Project TAKT

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A holistic approach to monitoring our own tone of voice, gestures, and posture. Connecting our body and mind to become a better communicators.

Do you often get nervous when you give an important presentation or speak publicly?
Do your hands start shaking or do you stutter when you try to talk?
This Social Appearance Coaching Device monitors your gestures, posture and voice
to give you advice that can improve your communication skills and boost your self-esteem.
  • Monitor and improve your verbal & nonverbal communication skills

    This wearable device monitors your gestures, posture, and voice. For instance, it analyzes the tendency of your posture and voice in meetings or presentations and gives you personalized advices on how to be more persuasive in your expression. It is a new approach to gain a better understanding of how we look, sound and are perceived by others.
  • Stick to Your Goals, Build your Confidence.

    We each have our own style of communication style. For instance, some people prefer to be more persuasive with a calm tone of voice and dignified posture. While others may prefer to be more energetic with dynamic gestures and a vibrant tone of voice. Customize your own social behavior goals with the app.
  • Key Features

    ・Automatically tracks voice tone, speech speed, posture, and gestures by clipping onto your shirt or bra.
    ・Vibration feedback supports proper posture and gives gesture reminders based on your personalized goals.

    Sound sensor
    Motion sensor
    Stress sensor
  • Prototype

    Project TAKT members are developing the prototype with Junichi Yamaoka, Keio University Researcher, with a debut expected at SXSW 2017.

Find more...

  • First, you wear the device and customize your goal through the app. The app gives you customized advise about your posture,gesture, and voice tone. Your way of standing, gesture and speaking will be improved gradually through practice.

  • Visitors in SXSW can experience the prototype.


  • Nobuhiro Akimoto 秋元 伸浩

    Panasonic Wellness Support Lead

  • Tomoki Ogawa 小川 智輝

    Panasonic Engineer

  • Takashi Morimoto 森本 高志 

    Panasonic Engineer

  • Kaho Asano 浅野 花歩

    Panasonic UX Designer

  • (Co-Creator) Junichi Yamaoka 山岡 潤一

    Keio University Researcher, Artist

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