The domestic kitchen is the center of efficiency in a home. From food prep to cooking to cleaning, the kitchen works for its user, serving the needs of his/her body. This is true, at least, for the majority of the population.
The ADAPTIVE KITCHEN seeks to serve those with lower limb loss, visual impairment, and limited mobility (some of the most prominent injuries among veterans), in ways that commercially available kitchens do not. As a working laboratory exploring the potentials of reality computing and emerging technologies in the design of human- centered environments, the NavADAPT LAB was developed to iteratively prototype and test components of adaptive and augmented spaces for application into the ADAPTIVE Kitchen. After constructing the flexible, systems-based shell--which houses all of the technical equipment needed to support the lab’s functions as a research and development platform. The first prototype, NavADAPT 1.0, was completed in March 2016 and exhibited at REAL2016 in San Francisco. A second prototype, NavADAPT 2.0, was completed in August 2016.
The NavADAPT LAB and ADAPTIVE Kitchen are part of a continuum of projects attempting to provide quality, affordable housing for Pittsburgh’s veteran population as well as other low-income residents. This work is being implemented and tested in the Uptown neighborhood of Pittsburgh as part of a larger effort to revitalize the neighborhood.
CMU School of Drama Lighting Design
John Folan, UDBS Director
Alise Kuwahara Day, UDBS Fellow; Candace Ju, William Aldrich, Samuel Day, Daniel Gomez-Latorre, Briam Bollens, Sophia Riedel, Kendra Ho, Jean Kim
IDEATE + REALITY COMPUTING
Pyry Matikainen, Reality Computing Instructor
Ruben Markowitz, Hetian Cao, Che-Yuan Liang, Yu Mao, Christine Shen, Laura Sullivan, Qiaozhi Wang
Lucia Madrigal, Rohit Motwani, Gundars Buka, Kenan Zhang
LIGHTING DESIGN CONTRIBUTORS
Benjamin Vigman, Olivia Loverde, Alex Stevens, Nicholas Coauette, Philip Rheinheimer
Myles Blodnick, Abdelwahab Bourai, Rehan Butt, Bryan Gardiner, Sara Guo, Luke Hottinger, Sky Krauthamer, Gillian Rosen
J William Gott, UDBS Fellow