Finger Pulse Monitor Illuminates Sanctuary Based on Your Stress Levels
Dynamic Sanctuary, based on the 2016 Ford Edge interior, creates a deeper connection between humans and architecture
Ford partnered with Brooklyn-based design studio The Principals for an installation at Sight Unseen OFFSITE that explored the idea of escapism. An inspiration source for the project was the 2016 Ford Edge and in particular the vehicle’s interior which was designed with a sanctuary feeling in mind.
Visitors were encouraged to wear a finger pulse monitor which animated the interior lighting in sync to their heartbeat. Having the interior respond to an input we normally don’t see at that scale was a dramatic way to see levels of stress or relaxation.
The Principals are made up of founders with backgrounds in architecture, industrial design and master fabrication. They frequently incorporate technology elements into their work. For Dynamic Sanctuary, they researched ways to hack medical monitoring equipment.
Photos: The Principals, Dave Pinter