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Anchor / Interactive home deivce


Loneliness has become a worldwide issue for solitary young people. In the current text-relationship era, most interactions happen online. The response is expected to be instant instead of delayed, which could raise anxiety and loneliness. We want to encourage people to unwind and re-embrace the traditional way of communication (delayed response) to reduce loneliness.

Anchor is an interactive device that collects audio contents shared by your friends during the daytime and plays them for you the moment you get home. It creates a comforting moment and triggers further social interaction. A platform of meaningful social interaction is created.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology
Delft, Netherlands

Tianchen Liu,
Delft University of Technology

Yufei He,
Delft University of Technology

Mingke Zhu,
Delft University of Technology