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Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

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  • On September 19, 2017

Bio-sensing is becoming ubiquitous. Our biometric information such as heart rate and galvanic skin response data can be easily detected and recorded in many ways including using a smartphone or a wristband. This information usually serves as an estimation of one’s health condition. However, with an interest in finding how the built environment affects human’s emotion, we wonder what if we use these data to make a difference to the surrounding they inhabit and create an interactive shape-shifting structural installation which can perform people’s biometric data such as their heartbeat, will the spatial transformation affect the viewers and ultimately synchronize their heart rate?

The design project is an integration of biosensor, transformable structure, and pneumatic actuator. The transformable modular structure assembled with several foldable geometric unit cells is combined with the air spring actuator system which can trigger the movement of expansion and contraction of the geometric structure according to the bio-data.




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