Tranquillity at Home: Designing Plant-mediated Interaction for Fatigue Assessment

Michi Kanda, Kai Kunze

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This paper presents a human-plant interaction system that helps observe daily mental fatigue levels by enabling the synchronisation of human eye blink data with plant health. We want to facilitate introspection on our subjective well-being by leveraging plants' organic growth as a reflective medium. Based on users' daily fatigue levels assessed from their eye blink data, the system controls the quality and intensity of the grow LED installed on the sensor-augmented plant. Another LED placed in front of the planter also displays the plant's health, combining light intensity and daily average eye blink frequency. We aim to design a novel means to connect human biosignals with plant health and introduce human-plant interaction as a reflection on subjective well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - AHs 2021
Subtitle of host publicationAugmented Humans Conference 2021
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384285
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb 22
Event2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021 - Rovaniemi, Finland
Duration: 2021 Feb 222021 Feb 24

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2021 Augmented Humans Conference, AHs 2021


  • Bio-Digital Hybrid Systems
  • Human-Plant Interaction
  • Human-Plant Synchronisation
  • Positive Computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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