SATURNO: a Shadow-Pushing Lamp for Better Focusing and Reading

CHI 2016, May 8–May 13, 2016, San Jose, USA – Video Showcase presentation

Authors: Yunwoo Jeong, Boram Noh, Young-Woo Park

Abstract: We introduce SATURNO, a shadow-pushing lamp that helps users to focus more on tasks at the desk environment. Hanged from the ceiling, the wide oval ring-shaped SATURNO detects the location information of the user’s hand from infrared proximity sensors. When the user simply reach out the hand to the position that s/he wants to brighten up to diminish interrupting shadows, it gives more light to the part detected and reduces other lights that makes irritating shadows, which looks like a pushing shadows. The gentle un-touching interaction of managing the brightness of each lights and the overall shape design of SATURNO can support users’ concentration, especially delicate working like drawing or taking notes.

Keywords: Shadow; interactive lighting; pendant; proximity sensing; reading; strip LED control;

ACM Classification: H.5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous;