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 our 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 and controls the quality of treatment. Reni focuses on the patient and hands them control over the treatment, while forming a supportive and empatheticrelationship.
The Reni project received an award of excellence from the Bezalel Academy, and was presented as part of Bezalel's international exhibition: "Open Fields".