Reduce stress through empathic machine to improve HCI

Daher, Karl (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Fuchs, Mathias (x) ; Mugellini, Elena (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Lalanne, Denis (University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland)

Daily life problems, can lead to distress, which has a harmful effect on health. Individuals are using machines for longer period. Machines should now have the ability to understand and show empathy which relies on trying to help the other through their emotional situation. In this study, showing empathy is done by reducing the effect of negative stress by using blue light. In the experiment, 17 participants executed a computer-mediated stress-generating test while using an Empatica E4 to extract physiological signals. The test is done without and with additional blue-colored light. The results show that a simple addition of blue colored light has the tendency to reduce mental stress. That can be interpreted as, compared to the normal state, the experiment with no light-induced more stress than the experiment with the blue light in the humans. Which imply that the blue light helped in maintaining a lower level of stress.


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Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Publisher:
Paris, France, 27-29 August 2020
Date:
2020-08
Paris, France
27-29 August 2020
Pagination:
6 p.
Published in:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; Proceedings of Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications II (IHIET 2020), 23-25 April, Lausanne, Switzerland
Series Statement:
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC) , 1152
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ISSN:
2194-5357
ISBN:
978-3-030-44266-8
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