11% of reproductive-age couples in the United States have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy (1). The goal of this ambient project is to provide a subtle notification that helps couples understand when is the best time to conceive. Our motivation for making this ambient project is to support our friends that we know are at this stage.
Our ambient object is intended to be placed in the bedroom of couples, by a stand, and can be checked whenever they are in the room. As the ovulation period of women increases and reaches the ovulation day, the indicator in our tower moves towards the top of our spectrum signaling to the couple that their chances of conceiving are high. On the other hand, if the indicator is at the bottom of our tower, this signals to the couple that their chances of conceiving are low. Our object is connected with a period app that sends notifications to our object on a daily basis. Couples can glance at our object to understand the likelihood of conceiving on that given day.
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