The Future of Health Monitoring

A Dystopian Future Fiction



Completion - 2020 Spring

Media - Figma, sketching


While health surveillance measures can provide people more security, we give in our trust and responsibility of self-discipline and let others, whether it is the authority or technology, to dictate our health practices and even daily life.

Especially with the rapidly evolving sensing technology, how much autonomy is left for us besides pressing the buttons of "yes" and "no"?






Introduction

Characters ︎  



Josh is college student. Like many other college students, he does not have a lot of self-descipline, believes the power of technology. Health is never his priority, but freedom is. However, as the public issue arises, his health practices are changed.



Alexa is the health monitoring platform. It analyzes different sensor data inputs and generate health indexes, which would be sent to other platforms to not only monitor your environment, but also provide necessary compensations if needed. It is dedicated to creating a supportive, non-biased smart home system that provides you the health care you need.



Product
How does Alexa work?



Story
Would the intelligent home system really work as you anticipate it to work? See how Josh gets into his first day of self-quarantine with the help of Alexa:)

References
Interestingly, as I was developing the project, I realized that my imagination cannot catch up with the rapid technology development. You can find traces of all the technology involved in this fictional monitoring system in real life - 

Identify coughing through machine learning:
https://neurosciencenews.com/ai-cough-coronavirus-16145/Engage

audience in ads through physical interactivity: https://www.fastcompany.com/90185994/sony-files-patent-to-make-tv-ads-into-video-games

Under-the-skin surveillance:
https://www.ft.com/content/19d90308-6858-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

Thermal camera identifying fever:
https://www.flir.com/discover/public-safety/thermal-imaging-for-detecting-elevated-body-temperature/

A powerful IoT app that can potentially connect any apps together:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IFTTT

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