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Ambient Intelligence

Volume 7683 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 391-396

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

  • Gianluca MonaciAffiliated withPhilips Research
  • , Tommaso GrittiAffiliated withPhilips Research
  • , Martine van BeersAffiliated withPhilips Research
  • , Ad VermeulenAffiliated withPhilips Research
  • , Bram NabAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • , Inge ThomassenAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • , Marigo HeijboerAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • , Sandra SuijkerbuijkAffiliated withDepartment of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • , Wouter WalminkAffiliated withstudio:ludens
    • , Maarten HendriksAffiliated withLittle Mountain

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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.