Michal Simon


Advisor: Tal Gur

The appearance and behavior of objects can sometimes make us ascribe personality traits or intentions to them. The project explores how we can use our natural tendency to anthropomorphize as a way of influencing our user experience.

Reni is a smart home dialysis system that accompanies the user through the treatment and everyday management of kidney failure. It allows treatment in the comfortable home environment, while maintaining contact with the medical staff that monitors and controls the quality of treatment. Reni focuses on the patient and hands him control over the treatment, while forming a supportive and empathic relationship.