How will the integration of Sensory Augmentation Devices change how we live?


We perceive the world by interpreting sensory information: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell.


Human modification technology is developing alongside a growing interest in expanding the senses; generating new devices that can push the limits of human perception. With the rise in popularity of wearable tech people are becoming more interested in knowing the health and fitness of their body - the Optimized Self. Developments in science and technology enable these devices to become smaller, more accurate, and will inevitably become implanted into your body.

Lesley-Ann Daly sensory augmentation



What if you could extend your sense of hearing so that you can hear your body, allowing you to have a more intuitive, real time knowledge of your health and wellbeing?


Ultrasonic Intra-Body Communication enhances your sense of hearing. This enables you to hear numerous devices that are implanted in the body, which are tracking and communicating your physiological health data. By appropriating the intuitive qualities of sound, this communication method allows for a more visceral connection to the information and therefore the body.

Lesley-Ann Daly sensory augmentation
Lesley-Ann Daly sensory augmentation
Lesley-Ann Daly sensory augmentation


Now that you have this new sensory perception of your internal health how might it change how we live?

These 3 films explore the possible behavioural effect that these Sensory Augmentation devices might have on the user in everyday scenarios.

Nutrition Tracker

-Compose Sounscapes with the nutrients that you are consuming

Cardiac Monitor

-Match your body movements to the sound of your heart

Toxicity Evaluator

-Disguise the toxic sound of alcohol with bespoke healthy cocktails