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 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, and monitors the quality of treatment. Reni focuses on the patient and hands him control over the treatment, while forming a supportive and empathic relationship.

— Advisor: Tal Gur

A Friendly Home Dialysis Machine

Michal Simon

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Created by Lilach Spivak