Liverpool based artist Andy Small approached Adams asking if we could manufacture the core structure for his latest piece ‘Anyone who has a heart’.

This interactive artwork was commissioned for the new Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. The work breathes (blue) in default, the average breath rate of a human being.

When interacted with, the sculpture takes and then projects the heart rate (red). Infrared sensors around the sculpture, when broken, create different colour and sequence patterns. The piece becomes a clock for five minutes on the hour. Textblue technology sends an information text to phones within a 30m radius.

Conceived as the ‘heart and lungs’ of the hospital and created by Andrew Small and Steven Almond, with many fantastic collaborators, including Lime Arts (see website).