The Heartbeat is an interactive luminaire, brings a soothing atmosphere and its rhythms from the consisit by hundred of bulbs. The bulbs are an open electrical circuit, it could sense the touch of a finger, translate into the bulbs light up at the same rhythm from the heartbeat. The intention of this work is to create a soothing and warming atmosphere that is on a human scale, not only with regard to the comfort, but it is also an expression of the biology of human body.

The installation has a special edition in collaboration with the composer, presented as an instrument. In this version, it not only senses the heartbeat signal, lighting the bulb at the same rhythm as the heartbeat. It also brings a novel biological signal musicalization of heartbeat synchronous playback, showing a new type of data-driven art, using the mechanism of heartbeat musicalization and visualization to carry out a novel interactive experience.

Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang
Collaboration Composer/
Sandra Tavali
Design Assistant/
Po-Jen Cheng

500mmW x 500mmD x 70mmH


All images and videos courtesy Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang and The NTHU BioLogicDesign.