I have been working on the Arduino development and the coding parts. I set up two keywords pool which consists of negative/positive words. The voice recognition module can recognize the keywords and match with the keywords pool. The LED lights can react to the matches and show different lighten-up combination.
So far I have done “most” of the function parts in my concept. User speak "I'm home" to start the interaction process. The MP3 module broadcast "How's your day?" every time triggered by the voice keyword command " I'm home". Based on what user answer the question, the keyword contained can be analysed and matched with either key words pool. The positive key words pool matched lead to three GREEN lights up; the negative key words pool matched lead to three RED lights up.
The left is I may add extra output through the mp3 module which response to the feedback from the prototype testing that my flower should help the user to change their negative emotion to the positive one. I am still brainstorming about the solution but it won’t be hard to develop once I have the solution. Also, I will be working on how to combine the LED lights from Arduino with a flower. I got some material that I can shape a flower so I won’t be hard either.