LumaFluid: A Responsive Environment to Stimulate Social Interaction in Public Spaces

  • Gianluca Monaci
  • Tommaso Gritti
  • Martine van Beers
  • Ad Vermeulen
  • Bram Nab
  • Inge Thomassen
  • Marigo Heijboer
  • Sandra Suijkerbuijk
  • Wouter Walmink
  • Maarten Hendriks
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34898-3_32

Volume 7683 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
Monaci G. et al. (2012) LumaFluid: A Responsive Environment to Stimulate Social Interaction in Public Spaces. In: Paternò F., de Ruyter B., Markopoulos P., Santoro C., van Loenen E., Luyten K. (eds) Ambient Intelligence. AmI 2012. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7683. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

LumaFluid is an interactive environment that explores new ways to stimulate emotional and social engagement through light. A vision system localizes people present in the LumaFluid square. Colored spotlights highlight each person and connections are drawn between neighboring visitors to underline and stimulate interpersonal communication. Two versions of the concept where deployed during the 2011 STRP Festival. In this paper we describe the conception and realization of the installation, and we discuss the insights collected during the event.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Monaci
    • 1
  • Tommaso Gritti
    • 1
  • Martine van Beers
    • 1
  • Ad Vermeulen
    • 1
  • Bram Nab
    • 2
  • Inge Thomassen
    • 2
  • Marigo Heijboer
    • 2
  • Sandra Suijkerbuijk
    • 2
  • Wouter Walmink
    • 3
  • Maarten Hendriks
    • 4
  1. 1.Philips ResearchEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation SciencesEindhoven University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.studio:ludensEindhovenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Little MountainEindhovenThe Netherlands