Diana Thompson, Final


“All it takes is 10 mindful minutes.” Andy Puddicombe

Meditation dome allows you to refresh your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. It’s small enough to be installed in any home or office space yet large enough to fit any adult.

How it works:

A person climbs into the meditation pod, sits in a lotus pose, and tries to relax. In the meantime, an HD camera with face detection technology sends a signal to Processing to start playing zen music ideally-suited for meditation. After 10 minutes, the music stops – that’s the indication that that your 10 minute mind refreshing is over and you’re good to go about your day. If the person leaves the dome before 10 minutes is up, the face detection technology will send a signal to stop playing the music.

How it’s built:


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Watch the video here


//Diana Thompson
//Art Institute of Seattle, final project

import ddf.minim.*;
import processing.video.*;
import gab.opencv.*;
import java.awt.*;

Capture video;
Minim minim;
AudioPlayer player1;
AudioPlayer player2;
OpenCV myopencv;

void setup() {
size(640, 480);

String Vid = "Logitech HD Webcam C310"; //finds correct camera
video = new Capture(this, 640/2, 480/2, Vid);

myopencv = new OpenCV(this, 640/2, 480/2);

minim = new Minim(this);
player1 = minim.loadFile("melodic-piano-atmosphere.mp3");
player2 = minim.loadFile("meditations-over-the-river.mp3"); 

void draw() {
image(video, 0, 0);
stroke(123, 255, 24);
Rectangle[] faces = myopencv.detect();
println("Number of Faces Detected:" + faces.length);
 player2.pause(); //player is paused by default, if no faces detected
 if (faces.length ==1) { //if 1 face is detected
 player1.play(); //start playing this song
 } else if (faces.length == 2) { //if 2 faces are detected 
 player2.play(); //stop playing the next song
 for (int i = 0; i < faces.length; i++) {
 rect(faces[i].x, faces[i].y, faces[i].width, faces[i].height); //green rectangle that draws the face // if (0<x 

void captureEvent(Capture c) {

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