Sonic Bloom: What If Plants Could Talk to Us?
Anushritha Yernool Sunil, MID ‘22 and Archana Ravi, MS Information Experience Design ‘21
School of Design, Industrial Design
Sonic Bloom is a soundscape that helps plant owners understand the status of a plant’s health by creating an efficient monitoring system. Using the internet of things, the soundscape behaves as an interface stimulating a deep connection between the plants and their owners.
The soil moisture value and light condition are captured by sensors and converted into a soundscape using a programmed circuit. The sounds produced are based on the acoustics of emotions.
An app further enables the customization of these sounds and creates a database for plant owners. This aural feature gives the plants a human-like quality and improves the interaction with and understanding of the natural environment.