“When she makes a smile, she can use the refridgerator, when she doesn’t smile, she can’t.
HappinessCounter is a new digital appliance that encourages you to smile in your daily life.
As William James stated, and confirmed by several psychological studies, making smiles positively affects on our mental status — we become happier when we laugh. Inspired by this theory, we propose a new digital appliance that naturally facilitates making smiles in our daily life. This system is mainly designed for people living in alone who have difficulty to realize when they are in low spirits and/or to make themselves smile. Our HappinessCounter combines visual smile face recognition, user feedback, and network communication. We installed this system in a home with a single householder, and the system had positive effects on improving the user’s mental status.
Preorders are being accepted for e-books providing skeptical looks at mindfulness and positive psychology, and arming citizen scientists with critical thinking skills. Right now there is a special offer for free access to a Mindfulness Master Course. But hurry, it won’t last.
I will also be offering scientific writing courses on the web as I have been doing face-to-face for almost a decade. I want to give researchers the tools to get into the journals where their work will get the attention it deserves.
Sign up at my website to get advance notice of the forthcoming e-books and web courses, as well as upcoming blog posts at this and other blog sites. Get advance notice of forthcoming e-books and web courses. Lots to see at CoyneoftheRealm.com.