PUBLICATION - SOLIS: a smart interactive system for houseplants caring


Junior researcher Arno Penders published an article with mict colleague dr. Johanna Octavia and other Ghent University colleagues.

It is widely accepted that having houseplants offers a wide range of benefits for human’s physical and psychological health. Yet a lot of people have few or no plants in their house and many are hesitant to buy houseplants because they do not know how to take care of them. This paper describes the development of Solis, a gamified plant care system for home usage. In the study, we focus on the added value of gamification in the Solis system to raise enjoyment for the plant-owner while taking care of the plant. The results of the user evaluation showed that the system gave benefits for its users and plants. The gamification has brought a more fun and enjoyable process of caring for houseplants for its users.

Penders, A., Octavia, J. R., Caron, M., de Haan, F., Devoogdt, T., Nop, S., McAtear, A., et al. (2018). Solis : a smart interactive system for houseplants caring. Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Orange Technologies. Presented at the The 2018 International Conference on Orange Technologies, IEEE.