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    Intelligent and Interactive Companion Combined With Wearable Technology and Re-creatable Environment to Avoid Anxiety

    HCI 2017 - Digital make-believe

    Proceedings of the 31st International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2017)

    University of Sunderland, St Peter’s campus, Sunderland, UK, 3 - 6 July 2017


    Hashini Senaratne



    With the modernization of the world, people have led into more stressful lifestyles. Due to long lasting stress, many individuals experience anxiety conditions and this problem has become a common problem in every society of the world. To solve this issue, technology has come into play with suggestions of different types of solutions. In this paper we have come up with a proposal that can become a future work in the human computer interaction field, which suggests an intelligent and interactive companion supported with wearable technology to monitor the stress level of the user and a controllable environment with the potential of recreating moments, in order to avoid anxiety. Although there are existing wearable devices that help to monitor stress levels and some initial level research has been done to come up with companions to reduce stress, integration of a wearable device along with an interactive companion will be a newer level of research. Also identifying and capturing environmental factors which affects one’s stress level and changing environmental factors to reduce the stress level, is a less studied area. Therefore the suggested future work exposes a research area which has the capability of expanding a lot in the future.


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