Using aesthetic and empathetic expressions to motivate desirable lifestyle

Tatsuo Nakajima, Hiroaki Kimura, Tetsuo Yamabe, Vili Lehdonvirta, Chihiro Takayama, Miyuki Shiraishi, Yasuyuki Washio

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Abstract

In recent years, the deteriorations of living habits like immobilization or unhealthy diet are becoming serious social problems in many developed countries. Even if we know the importance, it is difficult to change our undesirable habits and to maintain a desirable lifestyle. This study demonstrates a concept called ambient lifestyle feedback systems to be used to motivate people to change their undesirable habits to improve their lifestyle. In the concept, aesthetic and empathetic expressions reflect the feedback of the user's current behavior to the user. When keeping desirable habits, the user is offered with a feedback expression designed to boost his positive emotion. When turning to undesirable habits, the feedback expression is changed to increase the user's negative emotions. In this paper, we present brief overviews of four case studies of ambient lifestyle feedback systems, and discuss several findings that we while designing and evaluating the case studies. Future directions will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2008
Pages220-234
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 8
Event3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2008 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2008 Oct 292008 Oct 31

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5279 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2008
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period08/10/2908/10/31

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Nakajima, T., Kimura, H., Yamabe, T., Lehdonvirta, V., Takayama, C., Shiraishi, M., & Washio, Y. (2008). Using aesthetic and empathetic expressions to motivate desirable lifestyle. In 3rd European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context, EuroSSC 2008 (pp. 220-234). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5279 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-88793-5-17