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Balloon / Intelligent Home Device


Smart home for the old generation: Balloon is a more social approach to the smart home movement. By addressing to both young families and old people we can to overcome stigmatization and instead base the product on the relationship between people. By this approach the product solves problems on both sides, elderlies and their young families. It alarms if something happens in the elderly home, which gives the feeling of security to the younger family but it also visualises activity of the home of the younger family and enables communication function which is a very important feature for the elderly, who often live alone.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
UMEÅ, Sweden

Sebastian Gier,
Umeå Institute of Design

Andreas Enebrand,
Umeå Institute of Design

Lauren Robertson,
Umeå Institute of Design

Egzi Sabir,
Umeå Institute of Design