The rise of friendly social robots for our mental health

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our daily lives, particularly affecting our mental health. Social robots could help us. The impact of the pandemic on our mental health and the use of technology The pandemic has had a profound impact on our daily lives, particularly affecting our mental health. According to the World … Continue reading The rise of friendly social robots for our mental health

Fully 91% of teen cell owners use text messaging

91% Fully 91% of teen cell owners use text messaging (textese) — either directly through their mobile phones or through an app or a website. The number of text messages sent or received by cell phone owning teens ages 13 to 17 (directly through phone or on apps on the phone) on a typical day … Continue reading Fully 91% of teen cell owners use text messaging

Positive technology for your mental health

Please help me! I’m  sad. Have you heard or said that during the last days? Very probably yes. Trying to stay positive minded is not an easy task, either because we need to deal with everyday dreadful duties or because we are in a mid of a difficult situation. We have been struggling with the … Continue reading Positive technology for your mental health

99% exhibited some degree of Nomophobia

[ 99% ] A national survey in Australia of more than 2800 smartphone users found 99% exhibited some degree of Nomophobia. While 37% had only mild symptoms, nearly half or 50% experienced the phobia in the moderate range and 13% had a severe case. Source: Fitzsimmons, C. (2021, January 3). ‘I feel naked without it’: … Continue reading 99% exhibited some degree of Nomophobia

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkcKaNqfykg 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: https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/social-robots-market (accessed on 22 February 2021) ElliQ, the friendly sidekick for happier aging https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQtusi61qlsContinue reading Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

Digital tools for mental health

[ 10,000 ] In recent years there has been an explosion of new digital tools for mental health assessment, support, prevention and treatment. There are now more than 10,000 mental health apps available, and almost 100 new digital mental health start-ups every year. Tal A, Torous J. The digital mental health revolution: Opportunities and risks. … Continue reading Digital tools for mental health

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