Design Engineering
Showcase 2021


Remote work
Working from Home

Project Details

Joseph Folkes
Design Engineering MEng

Your desk buddy, keeping your health in check and productivity high!

Project Description

Have you ever been dehydrated, stiff or tired when working at your desk? Covid-19 has made many of us realise that our home-working environments are not fit for purpose. Plants can help; even fake plants reduce stress and provide a sense of responsibility. We need to be innovating better ways to interact with our surroundings than the seemingly default screen. The project uses a motion sensor, load cell, RGB LEDs, servos and a Raspberry Pi. It indicates when you need to drink and when you need to take a break with visual and motion clues, and then sends you an email with your data at the end of the day so you can improve your desk health over time.

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