Have you ever forgotten your keys, thinking they were in your pocket?
ReemBrain is an Interaction Design project.
My partner Edgar Sandoval and I conducted a research workshop and built a prototype of an interactive memory aid.
Reembrain is designed to tell a person whether or not they have items like their cellphone, wallet or keys as they walk out the door.
It makes a specific sound and lights up an image of the object if it is in your pocket.
If the object isn't present it plays a buzzer sound and doesn't illuminate the picture.
The use of sound, light and images is more effective in aiding memory than text because it uses more than one sense.
Using an Arduino board the prototype recognizes the RFID tags on the objects. It lights a specific LED and emits a unique sound for each object.
The final device would use an RFID sensor on the door, like those used in stores.