My Grandfather’s Rosary - Technology and Heirlooms

Solo Project IxD
BFA Student: Jasmine Calderon
Professors: Lara Grant

Wearable Technology Design, Fall 2013

My Grandfather's Rosary is a pulse-sensing, heirloom rosary that stores the unique heartbeat of a dying individual.

Brief: How might we reimagine the end-of-life experience for ourselves and our loved ones? My personal constraint was to preserve the cultural traditions of Mexico's Dia de los Muertos while remaining future-forward.