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Remember to smile – design of a mobile affective technology to help promote individual happiness through smiling

Moore, George, Galway, Leo and Donnelly, Mark (2017) Remember to smile – design of a mobile affective technology to help promote individual happiness through smiling. In: ACM 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Barcelona, Spain. ACM. 7 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Wellbeing plays a central role in quality of life and encompasses aspects pertaining to mental and social wellbeing, as well as physical wellbeing and the absence of disease. Building upon the natural human understanding that smiling is an expression of happiness, studies have shown that the process of smiling in a genuine manner can help to improve an individual’s happiness. To date, approaches that measure happiness have relied upon subjective self-assessment using one of a wide range of questionnaires. However, more recently, Affective Technology has emerged that provides the potential to move towards a more objective assessment of happiness. This paper describes a proposed study aimed at evaluating a bespoke smartphone-based affective technology that attempts to promote happiness through smiling, by reminding participants to smile on a regular basis.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Keywords:Affective Computing; Happiness; Human Computer Interaction; Mental Wellbeing; Mobile Health; Mobile Technology; Positive Computing; Positive Psychology; Reminding; Smiling. H.1.2 User/Machine Systems, H.5.2 User Interfaces, I.2.10 Vision and Scene
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
Computer Science Research Institute
ID Code:37871
Deposited By: Dr George Moore
Deposited On:15 May 2017 10:13
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:29

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