(provocational prototypes)
NHS Connect

Bionic devices that track your health for you but at a price. Sell your data or pay a subscription for the service.

These fictional bionic devices would track your health for you but at a price. You must choose to either sell your data or pay a subscription for the service

The Implant

Detects diet data and calculates estimated price of your groceries to suggest how to eat more healthily for less 

Tracks how much you talk, laugh, sing, cry and smile to create a profile of your mental health 

The Wearable

Collects blood data for analysis, diagnoses and lets you know when you are capable of donating blood

Takes average blood pressure, heart rate and location data to calculate overall fitness, health and likelihood of disease

The Assistant

Is your interface and virtual assistant giving you real time feedback and suggestions based on intelligent interpretation of your data undertaken by our data scientists and machines.

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Curate-a-life, a provotype

Ask this omnipotent voice assistant to track data for you and when it is finished it prints a summary off for you.

Ask this omnipotent voice assistant to track data for you and when it is finished it prints a summary off for you.

The Curatalife is a fictional Alexa style voice assistant that is run through a very powerful AI. Instead of controlling your lighting and music this assistant acts as a virtual memory, you can ask it to take note and record anything you can think of, from how much your child will grow over the next year to a map of the birthplaces of everyone you meet in the next five years. Curatalife will then record these requests for however long you ask it to and once it is finished it will spit out a receipt with a summary and/or a visualisation of the results. You can keep this for your data scrapbook or you can discard it, curating your own data memory.

Experts' Prototypes

Data-day-life, an expert prototype

Manual data entry device that highlights data trends.

A data visualisation and comparison device used to draw links between diet, lifestyle and health. It is able to record preferred methods of comparing data as well as conclusions drawn from data and the evidence for these conclusions. You can then use it to share data when it is necessary to help with research projects or personal health issues.

Weighta, an expert prototype

A food scanner that tracks calories, nutrients etc. for you.

A data collection device that 3D scans and weighs food to determine calories, vitamins and food groups to give you data that you can track and draw conclusions from. These conclusions are used to implement changes to diet, telling you if you should or shouldn’t eat something and how it would impact you if you did.


Data pebbles, one tracks your data, the other stores it securely to be used where you feel appropriate.

The first Pebble acts as a data parasite that you can add to devices like fitbits to duplicate and acquire data, acting as a data collection device for the other Pebble.

The second pebble stores that data securely for you to choose what to share and what to keep safe. Acting as a personal data store so that you can keep a record of your own data on a hard drive, away from corporations that would like to sell or use it.

Pebbles, an expert prototype

Researchers' Prototypes

DataBlox, a researcher prototype

Each DataBlox stores the data for one specific dataset, the datasets can be compared and correlations drawn by stacking the blox. And the Capturator is a device that collects emotional data of the users.

DataBlox cubes can be assigned to store and keep safe one particular data set, for example your daily step count. You can then stack the blocks to compare and contrast relationships between the different data you are tracking, helping you to find trends and analyses to improve your life.

Capturator, a researcher prototype

The Capturator is an intuitive button that you can press to track data about anything, it will track different things depending on how you press it. It can take in analogue and qualitative data on what it is tracking as well as digital. Pressing the button prompts it to record what data it records varies depending on how it is interacted with as well as the location and context.

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