This photo booth detects when subjects kiss, fires a high-tech OLED flash and captures the moment on a low-fi thermal print-out (+ movie).
Visitors to the Thermobooth, by Vienna designers taliaYstudio, stand on a “smart carpet” connected to a MaKey MaKey circuit board.
When subjects make skin contact by touching or kissing, an electrical circuit is completed. This triggers the camera and causes an array of circular OLED lights to provide a flash of light. A thermal printer then prints a photo.
OLEDs – organic light-emitting diodes – emit light across a surface rather than from a point, as explained in this movie we made last year.
The Thermobooth will debut at Vienna Design Week in the Austrian capital this week.