Jog Call (2015)

Due to wide adoption of smartphones and computers, many co-located couples rarely engage in a collaborative physical activity. We present a cooperative and aesthetic system that persuades the couple to jog together, which is not only good for their physical exercise, but also for their emotional health. The system consists of i) a series of sensors deployed in home, which sense the position of the partner getting ready for the morning jog, and cause pleasing alarms to wake up the snoozing partner, and ii) a wooden bird nest containing two mov-able 3D printed birds, which move close together as the couple progress.

Dhruv Jain, Eric Manzi, Brendon Chiu & Chris Schmandt