The Positive Power of Plants exhibit
This experiment will culminate in an exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (19 – 23 May). It will feature the top 20 plants, complete with special facial recognition cameras. These will monitor people’s expressions and engagement to determine which plant makes people feel happiest.
We are hoping to identify the best-loved plant that lifts people’s hearts and raise awareness of the importance that plants play in our happiness and well-being, in association with gardening charity Thrive.
Merseyside-based retail technology company, Premier EPOS, is developing the hardware that will help identify what people are looking at and how they are reacting.
Cameras will monitor eye contact, physical gestures and smiles or frowns to gauge visitor reaction to the top 20 plants.
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