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LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Violet Dal, the First "Emotional Lamp"

Jun 01, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"Embedded Linux powers the first 'emotional lamp,' a WiFi-connected device that can be programmed to respond to real-world events by emanating sequences of gentle color. The Violet Dal has been available at prestigious Paris department store Galeries Lafayette since March, and is available direct for 790 Euros (about $937).

"According to Violet Co-founder Olivier Mével, the Dal lamp epitomizes 'calm technology' that, unlike a telephone or television, presents information without making intrusive or extensive time demands. Messages and information are diffused subtly into the general ambiance, communicated through 'color changes and their rate/rhythm of posting...'"

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