Exhibited: Kyoto Museum, Kyoto, Japan 02.2019 and Technion, Haifa, Israel 06.2019
In nowadays aging society, many elders wish to live independently, and smart objects can help them to do so. Such objects introduce new interaction possibilities to our everyday, such as sound, which communicates meanings, memories and emotions to humans. Through research, prototyping and testing with Japanese seniors, I created a method for continuous sonic mapping of everyday interactions in elders home, to design intuitive and joyful products for them.
Using the method, Living Sounds proposes a series of 3 intelligent objects with a sound interface: a medicine box supporting pill count with a musical scale, an air-conditioner remote with distinctive sound feedback for temperature and wind adjustment, and a plant pot calling for water and indicating its humidity level by granular synthesis.
Creative technologist: Marcel Helmer
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