Industrial design, Embedded systems
Proper ventilation has been shown to make people more productive; however, a single central air conditioning system does not allow customisation from the user.
Aura has been designed for workspaces, homes, and hospitals to improve user's comfort and productivity.
The system is controlled by two PIC microcontrollers, which are programmed to react to ambient temperature changes. The system wirelessly drives the fan through a transmitter and receiver, outputting air thermally regulated to the desired speed.
Being wireless, the controller can be placed in non-traditional locations, allowing for greater accuracy when measuring the ambient temperature, and reducing the user’s direct interaction with the fan.
The primary electronic components are stored in the base of the fan, enabling the user to take full advantage of Aura’s adjustable design, altering the inclination and azimuth of the airflow.