Kate Unsworth, founder of VINAYA, creates wearable technology in her design studio-cum-research lab. Driven by the desire to increase human potential, Kate has been busy working in her Shoreditch hub space from the initial planning process to producing some of the most exciting wearable modern tech evolutions.
Her first ‘solution’ was Altruis, a smart collection of designer tech-forward jewellery that allows the wearer to prioritise their day-to-day tasks by filtering smartphone notifications. Her latest venture, titled Zenta, explores the way wearable technology can be combined with monitoring stress and emotion levels.
In order to understand her new product we must first we start with an English lesson. The Vinaya Pitaka, the first division of the Tipitaka, is the textual framework upon which the monastic community (Sangha) is built. It includes not only the rules governing the life of every Theravada bhikkhu (monk) and bhikkhuni (nun), but also a host of procedures and conventions of etiquette that support harmonious relations, both among the monastics themselves, and between the monastics and their lay supporters, upon whom they depend for all their material needs.
So far, so spiritual. We spoke to Kate to find out just how Zenta works.
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