This installation consists of a giant heart model that was adapted to be interfaced to a heart sensor. The heart sits on a stand in front of a totem and a step exercise equipment. The visitor is invited to put the hands in the totem before and after making exercises on the step. When the user put his hands on the stand, the hear lights up and beats with the same rate of the user's heart. Atriums and Ventricles arte actionated at the right moment to simulate the way a real heart works. Red lights are used to the ventricles and blue lights the atriums. The heart is controlled by an Arduino and the frequency information is also sent to a mac that makes the sound synthesis, mixing the beat with sounds from different environments. I was responsible for the original concept, technical coordination and interaction design. Other members were Kayran Gandhi (hardware), Marilia Bergamo (UI), Jalver Bethonico (sound design) and Pablo Gobira (production).
This installation is part of the Interactive Space of Life Sciences.
Heart early test: