An ambient installation for raising heart health awareness.

Taking notes from fireflies and their lighted behavior, a small box senses and captures a heart beat, then releases it into the environment. A healthy heart rate is blue and soothing, attracting lighted beats nearby. An unhealthy heart rate is red, palpitating and repelling those around it.

Created for my Public Interfaces course taught by Jake Barton and Ian Curry at SVA MFA Interaction Design.

Heart sensor box created with Arduino, Processing and the Pulse Sensor.

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