The diary for sound sleep and emotional well-being. “notte” (noh teh) is a new style of a diary that records your day through dialogue. Not only can you reflect upon your day while relaxing in bed, it analyzes and record emotions through your voice.
What did you create?
“notte” (noh teh) is a new style of a diary that records your day through dialogue. Not only can you reflect upon your day while relaxing in bed, it analyzes emotions through your voice. After a long day, try speaking to "notte". Shaped like a bedside lamp, it gently lights your bedroom. Whether you had a good or bad day, its soft voice will listen to your every word. Notte takes note of how the human feels. It will be gently nodding with biometal-neck while you talk. How would you feel that things or machines have empathy for human being? This work will help us to think about machine and human, society and individuals, SNS and privacy, sympathy and empaty etc.
Why did you make it?
Since the birth of language, people have kept recording through letters, travelogues, war chronicles, etc. The concept of a “private diary” began in late 13th to 15th century Europe when people started reflecting their personal thoughts on account and ceremonial books. As the trend continues to this day, it can be said that more time spent reflecting on oneself helped accelerate the development of “individuality.” With the growth of the internet, we now have more resources than ever to record our daily lives via platforms such as blogs and SNS. However, most of these services are in the public sphere—not as a “private diary” which has not evolved much since the old times. “How can we help evolve the paper diary to fit the needs of modern people?” That was the starting point for this project.
How did you make it?
At the first step, we made test version for developing experience using Google Voice kit. Second step, We agile development using a 3D printer for structural design, etc., and repeated trial verification. After that, We used bio-metal to achieve a quiet nodding. Notte reacts to the brightness of the room and the movement of human, it starts up and speaks to the user. The voice of the user's reply is analyzed emotionally using Empath (https://webempath.com/) and reflected in the LED color. The user's diary, the text of the reply contents, and the emotion analysis result are accumulated in the database on the cloud and will be viewed with a dedicated smartphone.
Your entry’s specification
Microphone (voice input), Speaker (voice output), Full color LED (illumination color, brightness control), Illuminance sensor (brightness detection), Microwave doppler sensor (human motion detection), Biometal (nodding) and Raspberry Pi (Computing)