Watch Out

Description

Domus Academy
Master Course in DESIGN and INTERACTION DESIGN
June-July 2010

WS_05: [eeee] eco enhanced electric everyday
Project Leader: Setsu Ito
Assistants: Fabio Mennella
Project Title: Watch Out!!!
Keywords: memory, reflection, reminder, organizer
Team Members: Ju-Pei Hsu, Szuying Kao, Carolina Cestero-Font

Project Abstract

The “looking glass” or better known as the mirror is an object with a reflective surface. It is a common object, which almost everyone uses. The purpose may be just to admire oneself or for decoration and architecture. It can also create a game between reality and illusion.

The project aims to focus on common objects like the mirror, a cabinet and in the entrance or living room of a house. It investigates the behavior of people in front of a mirror and the moments and places in the house were it is mostly used. Ones reflection can remind you how you look, but what if it can also allow you to connect with close ones.

“Watch out” explores the idea of the mirror and examines the notion of time, memory, and sound. It is a smart mirror that identifies common object/memorabilia with profiles. It works as a private network of relatives and close friends. There are several mirrors that are also cabinets to place the memorabilia. Each memorabilia represents a person and the opportunity to be part of the VIP list.

Domus Academy
Master Course in DESIGN and INTERACTION DESIGN
June-July 2010

WS_05: [eeee] eco enhanced electric everyday
Project Leader: Setsu Ito
Assistants: Fabio Mennella
Project Title: Watch Out!!!
Keywords: memory, reflection, reminder, organizer
Team Members: Ju-Pei Hsu, Szuying Kao, Carolina Cestero-Font

Project overview

What is it?

“Watch out” is a smart mirror with face recognition. This mirror is part of a system that is attached to individual cabinets. This mirror tracks a subject’s face and recognizes the person. Once the mirror recognizes the person other features respond accordingly to that persons belongings. It responds, reacts and provides recorded information every time the subject sees his/her reflection. It is a private network between family and close friends that also stores memorabilia that represents them.
It is an enhanced piece of furniture that works as a tool that helps people manage constant connectivity.

How does it work?

“Watch out” is an integrated system that has several functions. It works as an enhanced mirror with face recognition and proximity sensors. It is furniture that should be placed in the entrance of a house or in a living room. It identifies physical objects by enhancing it’s meaning by displaying a digital identity reflected in the mirror.
Any object with RFID Tag that is placed in the cabinets will activate the system. So in this case the person that gives a present will voluntarily upload data to a web based platform with privacy policy. The data will be stored in a private database and will allow the person that own the object to connect directly from the mirror with that person that is represented by the physical object. “Watch out” system has a LCD touch screen and is also has WIFI connection so the interaction can be more complex and the mirror could give more information. It contains as INPUT DEVICE infrared proximity sensor, face recognition software, wifi connection, RFID Tag, camera. For OUT PUT the system performs as a real-time communication tool, a mirror and LCD touch screen with face recognition system and speaker and recorder for audio reminder and conversations.

Value and Potential

This project synthesizes functions in house furniture. It can also solve organization problems by helping people to remain with just the meaningful things. Watch Out allows real – time interaction between family and relatives. It is a private network with natural gestural interactions

Smart household furniture that simplifies peoples lives and keeps them connected. It can also store everyday object in a place and is smart enough to identify what does each cabinet contain and identify content related to the object.

Type
EEEE (eco enhanced electric everyday )