Home Is Where The Heart Is

HIWTHI is an idea i’ve been working on for a little while at UBINOW. It combines two of my passions mobile development and physical computing and gives me a great excuse to get some hands on experience with some cool tech like the electric imp

The ‘Heart’ is a light that sits at the centre of the home and depending on its brightness will display how far a family member is away from that location. The accompanying app uses the phone GPS to track the users location whilst they are away from home and passes this data to the server. The server then calculates the distance from the home and sends the information down to the electric imp which then sets the brightness of the light.

If the light has been dull for a while you can touch the heart and a notification is sent to the phone displaying a quote or thought about home and its importance in your life.