Light Therapy Fur Hat by Judy

Light therapy lamps can be effective for people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD) but users have to sit in front of the lamp for lengthy periods… anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.

I wanted to create a light therapy hat that can be worn while commuting to work or running errands so that users can be mobile and multi-task while getting treatment.  There are a number of hats and visors in the market but they’re pretty cheesy looking…

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I had the urban commuter in mind so designed the hat to be mega-stylish plus furry and warm!  Plus a winter fur hat made sense since that is the season when light therapy is needed.

Concept sketches below:

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Construction of paper pattern
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12 volt battery holder used (thank you Marianna!).
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LED light strip with soldered wires.
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Construction of curved shell form in chip board and duct tape (fur fabric casing in backdrop).
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Assembled with black leather fringe at seam.
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Hot gluing fur to chipboard shell.
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Owww, hot glue… HOT!

Happy Hatters!

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/109052469″>Light Therapy Hat</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user32259124″>J C</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Final shots of Light Therapy Trooper Hat

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