ReMember: Using Biosignals to Recall Memories of Companion Animals

Changyoon Yi, Juhyun Bae, Nakkyu Baek, Jina Jung, Sunwoong Hur, Hyun Jean Lee, Seung Ah Lee

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ReMember is an interactive installation that provides bereaved pet owners with a sense of presence and connection to their deceased companion animals. Many pet owners suffer from bereavement and grief upon the loss of companion animals, and rituals and memorialization can help their grieving process. In this installation, the authors integrate audiovisual effects of the heartbeat recordings of companion animals and cremation stones made for pet memorialization. The audience's responses to ReMember show that interactivity and physiological signals augment the physical object of remembrance and elicit strong emotions. ReMember suggests that digitalized physiological signals and biological data can be a new form of the legacy of animal companionships and that the careful curation of digital, biological, and physical artifacts can support continuing bond expressions in pet loss.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3465614
JournalProceedings of the ACM on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grants funded by the Korean government (MSIT) (NRF-2019R1A4A1025958, NRF-2021R1C1C101290011).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 ACM.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications


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