People spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phone.

[ 3 hours and 15 minutes a day ] A study of 11,000 RescueTime app users found that people spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phones. Most people check their phones 58 times a day. Source: Screen Time Statistics 2021: Your Smartphone Is Hurting YouBy:ROCHI ZALANI Last updated: JUNE 2, 2021 … Continue reading People spend around 3 hours and 15 minutes a day on phone.

Making friends and close relationships with chatbots

What is a chatbot?  It is an artificial intelligence (AI) program that can simulate a conversation with a person using natural language. With the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for chatbots increased to provide the users a friendly companion as well as automated customer service to get supplies during the crisis, driving an … Continue reading Making friends and close relationships with chatbots

Living and marriage with a “Character”

[ 3700 ] More than 3,700 marriage certificates have already been issued by Gatebox. Singh, Monica & Lehmann, Mariam. (2019). GATEBOX - An analysis on assistive technology companion. Photo and Video by Gatebox

Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

[ 65 million ] The Social robots market forcasts reveals that consumer robots sales worldwide that by the end of 2025, will be over 65 million robots sold every year. Social Robots Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021–2026). Available online: (accessed on 22 February 2021) ElliQ, the friendly sidekick for happier aging reading Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Human Digital Twin: A psychological perspective. What is a digital twin? In a nutshell, it is a “virtual” representation of a physical object or process, where its state is constantly monitored with data obtained in real time. The applications of digital twins are mainly focused on industrial-type physical devices. A hypothesis follows: Is it possible … Continue reading The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Distorted self: How the technology is making it easy.

Psychologically, all people experience to a lesser or greater degree a distortion of our personal image, and we all experience cognitive distortions, which are the thoughts that cause us to perceive reality in an inappropriate way. This is not so bad, if it does not exceed certain limits...

AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The pace of development of new artificial intelligence applications and ideas related to behavioral and mental health care is growing steadily. Every day appear new articles, blogs, papers that announce a new application, use case or development of a diverse and creative AI applications revolutionizing health care. The emergence of the AI technologies in the … Continue reading AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The fascination of Computational Neuroscience

There could be many answers to respond why computational neuroscience is so interesting now days. A sound example of the level of interest could be the Brain Initiative from the National Institutes of health, which states as a main research goal to seek new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. At some time in … Continue reading The fascination of Computational Neuroscience

Smartphone apps for digital health

Nowadays, the behavioral data produced by smartphones and wearable devices, are becoming a rich mine of data to be used for health & behavior monitoring, being the large adoption of smartphones that make it possible. We must say that there is also an increasing adoption of wearable biosensors too. They are more accurate than smartphones, … Continue reading Smartphone apps for digital health

Social Media and mental health

The relationship between Social Media and Mental Health is continuosly growing and supporting each other. The Social Media is undoubtely now a rich data base of unstructured information that is usefull for e-marketing , consumer insights, political and social behaviour discovery. But beyond that, social media is becoming right now a rich platform to provide … Continue reading Social Media and mental health