Featured photo by cottonbro, from Pexels Looking through the mirror It was another day as usual, while I was in the waiting room for my medical appointment. A parent couple arrived accompanied by his little daughter. They seated and began to use their cell phone while her daughter was jumping, screaming, and running around the … Continue reading How frequent is technology interrupting your life?
The Cartesian mind-body dualism extended to the digital realm. “Cogito, digitalis, ergo sum” The mind-body problem The mind-body problem has been one of the most fascinating problems addressed in philosophy, neurosciences, and psychology. It is about the relationship between mind and body, which elicits some important questions such as: What is it for the mind … Continue reading The arrival of the digital self: “res digitalis”
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
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% ] 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
[ 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.
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
[ 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
[ 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=yQtusi61qls … Continue reading Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance
[ 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