Suirin is interactive computerized furniture which emulates two ancient Japanese artifacts called “ukidama” and “furin”, to create a soothing and relaxing atmosphere. Suirin has a concept, the users can enjoy the creation through physical interaction with furniture, which provides them healing in everyday life. To achieve such healing, Suirin uses the soundscape with Augmented Reality, so the user feels as if they are melting down into the water. The users can generate insects’ sounds as well as control the direction of the generated sounds by manipulating the water in the container inside the chassis. Suirin synthesizes the interaction with computation and the analogous interaction, and mellowly stimulates 4 sensations; hearing, vision, smell, and touch.

Interactive Furniture, 2004 – 2006

Satoru Tokuhisa:Cocept / Design / Program / Direction of Demo Movie

Demo Video

[Play #JP] QuickTime, mpeg4, VGA

International Conference

Satoru Tokuhisa, Yukinari Iwata and Masa Inakage.
Siggraph 2005 Emerging Tchnologies, Los-Angels, CA, US., 31 July – 4 August, 2005.


“Suirin: Computer-Augmented Healing”
we make money not art.
13 Aug, 2005.

Medical Device Technology Alert: Measuring Autonomic Dysfunction Activity; Computer-Augmented Stress Relief; Extracorporeal Ventricular Assist Device.
2 Sep, 2005.


Siggraph 2005 Emerging Tchnologies,
Los-Angels, CA, US., 31 July – 4 August, 2005.

interactive Tokyo 2005(iTokyo2005),
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation,Tokyo, 25 – 26 31 August, 2005.

Laval Virtual 2006 Revolution,
Laval, France, 26 – 30 April, 2006.

Keio Media Design Media Design Tours ’06, Daikanyama Hillside Plaza, Tokyo, 12 September, 2006.

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