EUopSTART. A Digital Wellbeing Agent for a Quantified and Extended Self in the Future Internet of Things and Robotics World ( EUopSTART. A Digital Wellbeing Agent )
In the near future, people’s trusted IT devices will be a key part of what distinguishes their emerging and developing self from others and from the surrounding technologically enhanced environments. Personalised, context-aware, affective, empathic, ubiquitous, actuated technology will allow us to build an intricate quantified picture of our digital activities and needs as well as our physical, emotional and social actions and states, which we can use as feedback to actively support and inform our wellbeing. We coin the term ‘digital wellbeing’ to describe a state where personal technology offers a meaningful and effective extension of the self so that we can consume the digital content and services that we need to learn, work, live and play in a stress-free, healthy manner. We will investigate digital wellbeing by combining methods from computer science, psychology, robotics and design to pre-create a future experience of the predicted quantified and extended self.
The produced knowledge is intended to benefit both the future owners of the WISER robots, the social others, who are those that directly help the owner, and professional designers and developers. Through the adoption of extreme prototyping, virtual reality techniques and user centred futurist experience design and evaluation we will simulate how these future scenarios are experienced where personal devices and technology enhanced environments allow: a. The construction of an intricate self-awareness: Offer feedback of the users’ digital, physical, emotional and social activities and states. b. Highly individualised and contextual consumption of information: Offering content specific to the acute physical, emotional, social state as well as the digital activity preferences in context a person has shown over time.
Department of IT Management