Portfolio Categories : Augmented Reality


[cl_column width="2/3" css_style="padding-top:0px"] Photo : EPFL+ECAL Lab Mero uses AR to critique the modern “wellbeing injunction” through meditation, which is manifested in the numerous experiences, apps and devices which designed to allegedly help the user to reach mindfulness. In the experience, the user wears a one-of-a-kind AR helmet, through which they can see around them. They are also equipped with a breath monitoring device, and a belt that can tighten or loosen itself, acting as a haptic feedback. The goal of the experience is to focus on breathing. The user is invited to follow a rhythm imposed in the AR view. The more the user fails, the more the haptic belt tightens, and the blurier the vision of its surrounding. The user is forced to relax, otherwise they get crushed by the belt. But by knowing that they can be crushed by the belt, they panic, resulting in a vicious circle. By design, the experience can only increase in intensity, resulting [...]
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