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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 23 May 2017|
|Event||11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017 - Barcelona, Spain|
Duration: 23 May 2017 → 26 May 2017
|Name||ACM International Conference Proceeding Series|
|Conference||11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2017|
|Period||23/05/2017 → 26/05/2017|
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- Affective Computing
- Human Computer Interaction
- Mental Wellbeing
- Mobile Health
- Mobile Technology
- Positive Computing
- Positive Psychology
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
- Computer Networks and Communications