Wisp is a product and experience design experiment built on a Bitcraze Crazyflie 2.1 micro-quadcopter drone and a PLUX/BITalino respiration sensor. By synchronizing its movements and lights the user’s with breathing patterns, the drone can both lead and follow* the breath in order to encourage, teach, guide, and augment breathwork.
The experience design is inspired and informed by how breathwork teachers work with children.
Mafalda Samuelsson-Gamboa (Principal)
Chalmers University of Technology
PLUX Wireless Biosignals SA
University of Gothenburg
Ethos + Methodology
Publications + Open Source
Mafalda Gamboa, Mehmet Aydın Baytaş and Sara Ljungblad (2021). Wisp: a Design Case for Temporality in Research through Design in Human-Robot Companionship. Paper for the HRI ‘21 Workshop Research Through Design Approaches in Human-Robot Interaction (RTDxHRI). [PDF]
Mafalda Gamboa, Mohammad Obaid, and Sara Ljungblad (2021). Ritual Drones: Designing and Studying Critical Flying Companions. Companion of the 2021 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. [ACM Digital Library]