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"Airborne" is a personal exposure monitoring device that senses unsafe air pollution levels and prompts citizens to leave the area safely.
"Detext" tackles the habit of using smartphones while on the move by gently refocusing users' attention to their immediate surroundings and their own body.
"Lax" is a mouse that gauges workers' heart rate. It inflates and becomes unusable when stress accumulates.
Each "Meetspace" glove contains an embedded RFID tag linked to the wearer's online data portrait. It acts as a "diversity sensor" and icebreaker for spontaneous encounters.
"Z-shell" is a bedside device that restores the bedroom as a tranquil, screen-free retreat by facilitating breathing exercises as part of a bedtime ritual.
Papadimitraki says her project suggests that different relationships to our networked technologies are possible. However, these prototypes are not the answers, but rather contributions to the ongoing debate.
Published July 5, 2019