Solis: A Smart Interactive System for Houseplants Caring

Arno Penders, Johanna Renny Octavia, Michiel Caron, Fay de Haan, Thomas Devoogdt, Samnang Nop, Anthony McAtear, Olivier Pieters, Francis Wyffels, Steven Verstockt, Jelle Saldien

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    Abstract

    It is widely accepted that having houseplants offers a wide range of benefits for human's physical and psychological health. Yet a lot of people have few or no plants in their house and many are hesitant to buy houseplants because they do not know how to take care of them. This paper describes the development of Solis, a gamified plant care system for home usage. In this study, we focus on the added value of gamification in the Solis system to raise enjoyment for the plant-owner while taking care of the plant. The results of the user evaluation showed that the system gave benefits for its users and plants. The gamification has brought a more fun and enjoyable process of caring for houseplants for its users.
    Original languageEnglish
    Journal2018 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORANGE TECHNOLOGIES (ICOT)
    Pages (from-to)1-7
    ISSN2373-5376
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • houseplants caring
    • plant-health
    • enjoyment
    • gamification
    • smart sensors
    • IoT
    • smart system

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