Emotional expression in the digital realm

Emotional survival during pandemic. Fortunately, the COVID pandemic is gradually declining around the world, cases are diminishing, we can go out safely for shopping, travel, spare time at restaurants, bars, and theaters. Now we can leave out our confinement at home and leave behind the "home office".  It seemed like an "eternity", on that time … Continue reading Emotional expression in the digital realm

How frequent is technology interrupting your life?

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?

60% of parents with children aged 14 to 18 reported them being bullied

[ 60%] Cyberbullying is on the rise worldwide.47.7% of parents with children ages 6-10 reported their children were bullied56.4% of parents with children ages 11-13 reported their children were bullied59.9% of parents with children ages 14-18 reported their children were bullied54.3% of parents with children ages 19 and older reported their children were bullied Source: … Continue reading 60% of parents with children aged 14 to 18 reported them being bullied

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

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