The plant cARe app is an augmented reality application aimed at improving relationships with plant owners and their plants. It provides rich insights about the health of their plants by syncing to a bluetooth-enabled sensor embedded in the soil of the plants and a sister smartphone application. Once the sensors are embedded and the plant is registered with the plant cARe app, the user will be able to gather data about the plant.
Ongoing plant health can be monitored by taking a photo or video of the plant. This data can be synced with public plant data to analyze if the plant is growing at the optimal rate. These data points can be used to inform plant care routine over time.
People come up with ad-hoc ways to take care of their plants and it adversely affects the plant’s health. Based on research, plant owners are open to using technology to improve their plant caretaking.
The final design is an A/R application that helps plant owners understand their plant’s needs and also creates a platform to help them feel more connected to their plants.