Feel, Deal and Heal
What if a commemorative object could communicate with you and help you cope with grief?
Introducing Fragment’s patent-pending prototype named Concrete and Light, the first connected object that relates to grief, mourning, and death. With its natural and sleek design, Concrete and Light is a modern memento: A commemorative object that reacts to your presence and delivers curated content on the process of grieving. Aiming to revalue funeral rituals and assist the bereaved in coping with the transition of a loved one from a physical and bodily presence to an abstract or spiritual presence. The need to commemorate through an object is an age old ritual; let’s bring it into the modern age.
Made from wood and concrete
As you approach it, the cube emits a warm glow, like a lantern, and our unique application is triggered on your mobile device. Instantly cast the social tribute to a screen in your house or anywhere else using the simple feature.
The platform gives users access to an array of curated content relating to grief, mourning, and death, where they can find a community of people dealing with similar experiences and interact with them.
It first gives users the opportunity to access the social tribute video to share more memories or simply to review it. Users can also create a journal where memories are written or recorded. These fragments of time can also be shared with family and friends dealing with the same loss.
The user’s interactions with the app provide it more information on what content they should receive, and more importantly when they should receive it. Our intelligent algorithm uses a mixture of user and AI input to automatically sort through thousands of different sources and suggest relevant content.
The platform will accompany the bereaved and propose them a path for healing using internationally known programs that separate the many stages of grief. Appropriate weekly and daily activities will be suggested to the user so they can progress at their own pace. By uniting people experiencing similar types of loss, the community will act as a grief therapy session. If needed, users will be able to connect with professionals that can help with grieving or simply read and listen to relevant content.
Touch and feel in a virtual world
Concrete and Light brings together the physical presence of a memorial object and virtual interactions into one simple device. In a world where funeral rituals are often over too quickly, the need to hang on a “real” object, representing the physical presence of the deceased, makes even more sense. Having a personal, physical memorial to focus on and touch when needed, is an important part of grieving.
Funeral rituals are firmly rooted in our culture and history. We can not reinvent them, but, without a doubt, we can update them. Fragment offers a renewed and meaningful funeral experience through the use of relevant technology.
We think more people need to share their grief and the feelings related to it, by using our current communication behaviours.
As it has been since humans are humans, communicate emotions and feelings related to death is still a strong need. Let’s us our actuals communication behaviours to share those essential feelings.
Be supported, share your emotions, get access to curated information from the best grief experts in the world, be part of a group going through the same situation and heal from the loss. Concrete and Light will help you along the way by being there, physically and virtually.