Prototypes

Living Moments

For the PhD research of Myrte Thoolen at the TU/e we created Living Moments (LiMo), a post-card style messaging system. Through an online app, family and friends of the user can send messages to a relative suffering from dementia, that has the LiMo device at home. These messages can consist[…]

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SAM the Table-bot

Sam the table-bot is a companion that lives in the living rooms of elderly care facilities. It is intended to stimulate spontaneous behaviour at the dinner table and encourage a more vivid and social behaviour to the people who live there. SAM was developed, tested and evaluated in cooperation with[…]

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Wijstijd

Daily structure is an important factor for dementia patients to be able to live independently. Wijstijd by Thilly Coppelmans was developed to support this structure and make daily activities visible for patients. The classic analog clock-face is combined with a digital agenda (Google Calendar) and appointments are displayed on the[…]

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Light Sketch Lamp

As part of the design-research project ‘Smart Light for Placemaking’, Studio Philip Ross designed a lighting system consisting of a set of wirelessly connected luminaires and a tablet application on which light can be ‘sketched’. The project aims to explore the potential of modern LED lighting in the creation of[…]

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Sentimental Audio Memories

We all have a photo album full of old memories, hidden somewhere in our house. How come we are so used to saving our visual memories but have very little regard for our auditory recognition? This interest formed the base for the Sentimental Audio Memories project by Professor David Frohlich[…]

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VITA

Vita is a musical device for people suffering from dementia. Together with the care staff or their loved ones, they can touch VITAs surfaces, rendering sounds that are familiar to them. Through the online portal, care personnel and family can record and upload sounds, and easily manage which sound are available[…]

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Cooler Master Casing

Cooler Master is one of the leading manufacturers of PC casings, fans and peripherals. Interactive Matter was asked to create a concept prototype exploiting the possibilities of modern LED lighting for their casings department. The animations featured on the various lighting elements dynamically reflect relevant configurable PC properties such as[…]

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Physical Interaction

Kiki Van Eijk designed a series of lamps that can be controlled through Physical Interaction. Interactive Matter has designed and crafted the electronics inside these art pieces that allows the lights to be controlled through innovative interactions. Various sensors with smart dataprocessing allowed us to sense interactions like touch, blowing,[…]

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