Visualizing the effects of health behavior on biological age for people to live longer healthier lives.
Memento Mori is a system that consists of a health tracker and avatar display that work together to measure and visualize the effects of health behavior on how soon or later a person will die. Health can now be measured through a new metric: biological age. In calculus with life expectancy, biological age determines how much of a person's life remains.
The tracker is an ultra-compact sensor that automatically tracks and wirelessly uploads data about a person's health behavior such as physical activity. It is as small as a coin and slips inconspicuously into a pocket. With a tap of a finger, biological and chronological ages, and life expectancy are illuminated and displayed.
The display synthetically ages living organisms as avatars. Avatars are embodiments of a person's chronological and biological ages. The display of a person who is “biologically young” shows little contrast between avatars as they develop, wither, and die in unison. The avatars of a person who is “biologically old” shows great contrast: the biological age avatar dies prematurely, just as the person will in life.