Dan Chen – End of Life Care Machine

The process of dying is probably the most vulnerable moment of a human life. People will seek the assurance of human connection but in this installation human presence is replaced by a robot, questioning the quality of intimacy without humanity.

The End of Life Care Machine reevaluates robotic intimacy technology by allowing patients to knowingly interact with a placebo treatment. Chen works in a new area of industrial product design, in which objects are specifically made for exploring and questioning possible solutions for living with technology in the future.