with Jack Chen & Dennis Schuivens (CRDL)
CRDL provides an accessible invitation for Alzheimer’s patients, loved ones and caregivers to make mutual physical contact. Developed from the belief that human touch can have a positive effect on personal well-being, CRDL encourages people to establish this contact.
CRDL is an interactive object that translates bare-skin touch into sound, using the sense of touch as an agent for engagement. The object acts as an icebreaker – circumventing the cultural and social barriers embedded with touch and intimacy – by creating a playful and spontaneous environment in which users are open to engage each other and explore the depths of human contact.