Using the principles of biomimicry to better understand air pollution
Humix (human monoprotic acid experience) is a collection of mechanically controlled frames that combine sensors, motors and sound generators to emulate a human sneeze when the air quality is below the safe levels as recommended by scientists and the World Health Organisation.
This machine can be embedded into walls, corners and entryways of buildings in order to very simply communicate this information to an unsuspecting everyday public.
The system revolves around a multichannel gas sensor connected to an Arduino. The Arduino is coded so that when the sensor reads above a certain level of nitrous dioxide emissions, it triggers both a mechanical and audio reaction. The audio is that of a human sneeze and the mechanical is a pulley system that pushes the fabric to create a sneezing motion. Constructed from MDF, arcylic and neoprene through the use of laser cutting and CNC processes, each piece is easily replicable.
LOCATION: MA Material Futures, Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London
PRESS: Exhibited at CSM Degree Show 06.2017
PRESS PACKET: HUMIX