Sensors Turn Quantified Self Data Into A Visual Storyboard [Video]

Mother and her Motion Cookies look after you throughout the day.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on December 19, 2013. @greenidealism

“Mother” by is a device that  cares about you and loves you. She does all the things that a regular mother would do to keep you safe, healthy and well – ultimately helping you live a better life. The only difference is that this one has a group of helpers called Motion Cookies, which can be used to improve various aspects of your life, as decided by you.

The key is the Motion Cookies; sensors that detect movement, temperature and other information to connect real-life actions with meaningful data. They have the exceptional ability to analyze, find patterns, learn and continuously readapt, turning everyday objects into smart objects. You don’t need a mountain of them either; assign a Cookie a new use and it will seamlessly adapt to its new task – which means you can start over as often as you feel the need.


All of this information can be used to help you get better sleep, drink more water, and countless other goals, complete with alerts and notifications to keep you on track. There is one features that makes Mother unique as well – the data you collect can be compiled into a storyboard which tells the story of your day. This gives you a narrative of things you accomplished, goals you missed, and anything else you can think of related to Mother and her little cookies.

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and