Plantr is an empathetic plant that connects you with your loved ones who’s far away from you. It mirrors your inner state, your emotions and feelings, and communicates them to your loved ones visually. It fosters heart to heart connection.
Refreshing windows is a concept that came out of interviewing my roommate, who wanted some ventilation and felt suffocated since she couldn't open windows during winter. The concept is that the windows get information about the weather outside by being connected to the internet and if it's reasonable, a servo motor opens them. As the window is opened, the heater is controlled as well to increase the heater's temperature to keep a pleasant climate inside the room.