The Happiness Cube

The Happiness Cube is my graduation project and it is a time based installation in (re)search for happiness through video, sound, light and smell. A 2m X 2m X2m cube was constructed in which the participants had to enter after filling in a questionnaire. A video was created based on International Affective Picture System(IAPS) pictures

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Viberate- an affective intelligent wearable that reacts to increase of arousal

According to Russel’s circumplex model of affect, emotions can be classified according to their amplitude (low-high) and their valence (unpleasant- pleasant). Arousal can be measured by Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors which basically measure the amount of sweat produced by one’s sweat glants. Although we are aware of how we feel (happy, sad, angry, surprised

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Shimmer GSR Calibration

Shimmer is a wireless sensor platform developed by Shimmer Research that can be used either as a data logger of biosignals to be stored in an SD card or to capture different physiological data in real time. Currently Shimmer provide modules that can sense motion through Gyroscopes and Accelerometers, vital signs and bio signal (ECG,

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Arduino+ xBee + Processing

Making an Arduino Fio controlled through Processing via xbee is just a small part of a bigger project I was doing when I worked at Lancaster University as a Research Associate at the School of Computing and Communications. Things that you will need: Hardware 2 xbee antennas ( I used the pro series 1) 2

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Arduino smell emitting technology hack

For my graduation project, the Happiness Cube, I also wanted something that could be programmed to release fragrance. Unfortunately smell emitting technologies are very expensive, so I decided to make my own by hacking airfresheners. I wanted to use three different fragrances, lavender for the first seven minutes and vanilla and chocolate for the next

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Unintentional randomly generated massive art based on GPS data

I had this idea a couple of years ago, when I was still living in the Netherlands. Everyday we are on the move. Everyday we have to go to work, go shopping. And everyday we usually follow specific routes. But not always. For example, on your way back home, your wife or your flatmates might

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