Social Heater

A heating device that takes care of you

In a studio course about heating devices, I envisioned a smart object which reacts to users presence, temperature, and preferences with local IR heating.

Inspired by robotic companions like Jibo and AUR, I designed my heater with movement in mind. It greets users with a welcoming gesture when they enter the room, and could care for up to 6 individuals.

The course was supervised by Elisha Tal at Bezalel Academy during covid-19. A comprehensive documentation of the design process is available here.