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

George Moore, Leo Galway, Mark Donnelly

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages348-354
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363631
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 23 May 201726 May 2017

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period23/05/201726/05/2017

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017 Association for Computing Machinery.

Copyright:
Copyright 2018 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Affective Computing
  • Happiness
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Mobile Health
  • Mobile Technology
  • Positive Computing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Reminding
  • Smiling.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Remember to smile design of a mobile affective technology to help promote individual happiness through smiling'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this