Min Kompis

1ST PLACE WINNER

"One of the biggest challenges for the future is to prevent and solve lifestyle diseases. Risk factors like smoking, obesity, lack of physical exercise, a poor diet and dangerous emissions in our environment must be avoided. We want you to come up with a solution that prevents lifestyle diseases. But wait! You need to incorporate the home environment or the working environment into the equation. One of the biggest challenges for the future is to prevent and solve lifestyle diseases. Risk factors like smoking, obesity, lack of physical exercise, a poor diet and dangerous emissions in our environment must be avoided. We want you to come up with a solution that prevents lifestyle diseases." - Project Brief

My team decided to target school children and focus on early habit development at school. We have developed a concept which should inspire children to be everyday physical active, as well as opening up for the opportunity of giving children physical activity as homework.

48 hours | Autumn 2015
Makeathon Challenge | Team work: Hector Mejia, Akansha Aggarwal and Lene Rydningen
Topic | Early Health and the Physical Environment
Problem How can we prevent lifestyle diseases?
Hosted by | GE Healthcare and Sliperiet at Umeå University

 
 

 

The structure

The student is positioned in the core of this system. The student complete achievements and collect points. These points are then compared with the class/group which the student belongs to. The collective score of the class is compared with the rest of the school. 

After this, it could be a possibility that every school who use the MIN KOMPIS-system can compete against each other on a local, national and international level.

 

THE eMOTIONS

Akansha Aggarwal designed these emotions which are displayed on the MIN KOMPIS-token during the day. When the child has done well, the token will show this through being happy and content. If the child has been sitting down for too long, the token will get tired and upset. 

This concept is inspired by the Tamagotchi:


re-charging

To recharge the token, position it in the docking station. The plug it into either your computer through the USB output or through a power outlet. 

 

PACKAGING

In order to make the system seem more professional and real, we decided that a packaging was needed. Based on our theme, I created the graphics on the box in orange and with our network themed pattern - symbolising the network behind and within the MIN KOMPIS-system. 


CONSTRUCTION OF MODEL

Due to my experience in model building, I carried the responsibility of constructing the models to the concept that we decided upon. We decided together on the general shape language, and by the help of laser cutting, I was able to build the general shape of the models quickly.

During this Makeathon, we had access to an army of MakerBot 3D-printers, and we wished to take advantage of this possibility. Therefore, we decided to construct the MIN KOMPIS-tokens in SolidWorks and print them out in the 3D-printers. I created the 3D-file in SolidWorks based on an agreed design.