First Design of a Ubiquitous System for Affective Bonding and Support with Family and Friends

  • Sébastien Duval
  • Hiromichi Hashizume
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4564)


We consider the design of a ubiquitous system whose objective is to strengthen affective bonding and allow affective support, especially for distant relationships with the family and friends. It is based on wearable computers that evaluate emotions, transmit information to authorized persons, and enable interactions. Our most significant contribution is the provi sion of the design for a complete system usable in everyday life, based on emotional design and on multi-cultural feedback.


Cultures Emotional design Emotions Family Friends HCI Ubiquity Wearable 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Duval
    • 1
  • Hiromichi Hashizume
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Informatics, Hitotsubashi 2-1-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8430Japan

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