Pulse Tank

“Pulse Tank” is an Interactive installation where the heart rates of members of the public are detected by sensors and converted into water waves in a ripple tank. A light show is created by the resulting waves and their interaction. To participate, insert your finger into one of the four cylinders on the side of the tank or put your hands flat on the front panel; the computer will detect your pulse and activate a solenoid which will hammer your heart rate onto the tank.

General info

Spanish name:
Tanque de Corazonadas
Year of creation:
2008

Standalone version

Technique:
heart rate sensors, solenoids, ripple tank, projector, computer
Dimensions:
variable
Edition:
6 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
Fondation Giverny pour l’art contemporain

Treatment

Edition:
3 Editions, 1 AP
Collectors:
Fondation Giverny pour l’art contemporain

Exhibitions


Credits

  • Software and Hardware Design: Stephan Schulz
  • Production Support: Pierre Fournier, Natalie Bouchard

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