The creators of Ripple understand how you feel. After one look at their strange, slightly eerie contraption, you are probably wondering exactly what I was — why would anyone wear that thing? But after hearing why this four-person research team decided to create their unorthodox device, and what they hope to achieve with it, everything started to make more sense. First off, Ripple is meant to be outlandish. The device’s flamboyant design aims to attract attention. In fact, it relies on it.