Background info on IHS & its applications
Home is the place where people are most relaxed and family members are most connected. Whereas modern-day life sometimes breaks the intimacy families used to share and the space of free imagination trapped by mundane life. Intellectual Home System devote itself to help maintain, fix and increase the sense of intimacy by embedding technologies in furniture and interior design, building up a physical environment of interaction within family members thus breaking down the psychological barriers. Also with various applications developed for the system, its potential for interactive story telling can encourage & inspire the free spirits and creative mind.
(For convenience of description, I will use fmA, fmB etc. to as short for ‘family member A’, ‘family member B’ etc. in the passage.)
Every piece of the furniture can be connected through the network within the house. User who has IHS installed can create an account for the whole family and for individual. There’s 4GB free cloud storage for user to save/upload data collected by the system, like user experience history, applications, imported media files.
*both IHS and its apps are in my proposals not selling yet. so dont get confused if you couldnt get any information by googling them.
Possible location: in the living room.
The sofa is consisted of 6 seats arranged to from a 60-degree angle in the middle, so that people can see each other when sitting on different sides of the sofa talking.
Wheels are attached at the two ends of the sofa, and are controllable by the user in order to adjust the angle.
a. Huddle function: When performing this function, the two ends of the sofa move closer to each other (the angle becomes smaller. *see the vertical view on the picture above) to create a smaller space for people to share.
Since the physical distance of people is decreased, an increase of intimacy is expecting. This function is better used when hugging and huddling around on the sofa, and when there’s many people on it. And it’s safe to use in an unexpected situation as well.
b. Wave function: using this function, the users sitting on it will experience continuous ups and down an each cushion goes ups and down.
c. Custom function: user can design the moves of their own by put different movements on a timeline.