Empathic flower companion to increase productivity - EFC

Daher, Karl (School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA-FR), HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Bardelli, Zeno (University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland) ; Badaracco, Matteo (University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland) ; 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)

Humans nowadays are tending to spend too much time in front of their screens. Direct interaction between humans is falling in numbers and people are losing their empathic behaviour. By integrating empathy and emotions in everyday objects researchers can address this problem. In addition we can have a positive effect on our lives, from physical and mental health through tackling many issues, like productivity, time wasting, stress and other problems. In this article, we tackle the productivity problem by presenting the Empathic Flower Companion (EFC) that will be using the expression of emotions to help the human through their working day. It will be monitoring their time and at the same time analysing the websites they will be surfing. The concept proposed will reduce the time wasted on unproductive websites. The results show an increase of 15% in the productivity of the testers, which shows that EFC was effective in reducing the amount of time wasted.


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published full paper
Faculty:
Ingénierie et Architecture
School:
HEIA-FR
Institute:
HumanTech - Technology for Human Wellbeing Institute
Publisher:
Prague, Czech Republic, 29 June - 2 July 2020
Date:
2020-06
Prague, Czech Republic
29 June - 2 July 2020
Pagination:
6 p.
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Proceedings of the CODIT 2020 : 7th International Conference on control, decision and information technologies, 29 June - 2 July, 2020, Prague, Czech republic
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978-1-7281-5954-6
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