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Bud

UniversitySavannah College of Art and Design
Lead DesignersVarun Khatri
Design TeamVarun Khatri, Aparna Somvanshi, Madeline Walz, Sheryl Chan
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

Despite the growing sales trends of houseplants, many people struggle to grow healthy plants long term. Bud with its three-part system — Bud, Seeds and the mobile app — is designed to help beginners grow thriving houseplants. The central device is the Bud voice assistant module that follows the user using facial recognition technology. Based on plant health data, Bud’s display is used to emulate emotion through facial animations. The voice assistant module gathers its data from Seeds, sensors designed to be placed with each plant that measure soil moisture levels, lighting and temperature.