Roompathy is an intelligent environment that adapts itself following your personal emotions.
Imagine a room that collects your physical information, such as heartbeat, and creates your psychological profile asking some simple question through a web application. Then it modifies the environment around you with lights adjustment and soundscape creation.
So, for example, if you got angry, the system will try to turn itself into a happier and relaxing environment. Furthermore, after each session you can interact with the application and give some feedback in order to improve the next ones.
Roompathy may be naturally useful to anyone already in therapy for emotive issues or anxiety as an additional helping factor, but we also recommend it as a way to just improve your living at home by setting it up in a specific room inside your house.
As a secondary target, a multiple-people implementation may be possible in the future.
That's the tricky part: RPY will anylize the sensed data to couple them with mood profiles,to select the right one and consequently modify the environment.
Not really happy with the result? Roompathy will understand you! Remember that the system will be constantly and quietly by your side, adjusting itself to match your mood.
RPY is not just sensed data and automated actions: one of the most important features lies in the interaction mechanism with the user.
We choose to create a web application to let the system talk to the user, asking him the information required to set up and the to submit opinions and feedback to become better and better everytime.
RPY sense heart rate from the user.
RPY will act on the environment modifying lights and soundscape of the room, responding to the user needs through Q&A and feedback with the support of a web application.
RPY can infer a situational context from user data (heartbeat), preferences and past history (stored in memory), and consequently adapts itself interpreting all of those data and modifying the room.
The whole system is absolutely transparent in its functions: no obscure background process, no complicated hidden gears. Just a simple web app to heat the system up and feel the result!
RPY changes automatically and constantly through machine learning, studying your reaction and feedback after each session. How cool is that!?
There are many, many theories about emotion taxonomy and detection: we glued different aspects to create a substrate for RPY.
The Wheel of Emotion, designed in 1980 by the american psychologist Robert Plutchik, visualizes eight main emotions coupled in opposites
and derivative emotions each composed of two basic one. The basic emotion are represented in the middle circle while the inner one and the outer one display stronger and weaker version of them. For RPY we use a simplified 2 dimension model strongly relying on the detection of the first two couple (the blue encircled graph).
We used two different methods to collect psychological data: one conscious and one unsconscious. The first one is done with some direct and explicit questions. For the second one we made some research and found a study done by some experts which have assigned emotions values to some abstract pictures. We mixed those two information in order to find the correct mood profile for the user.
Beside physical data, a self evatuation of how you feel it's essential and unavoidable for a successfull emotion analysis: the Q&A system is very important for RPY to work and that's where we're focusing our development efforts.
Once one's mood is detected, the system has to couple it with the correct environment setup.
We crossed studies on neuroarchitecture and synesthesia to assign a color to every mood. For soundscape, through second parts statistical studies we adapted an algorithm to analyze musical spectra in relation to their mood influences.
Having moods detected and profiled, RPY acts in a simmetric way: to soften a sadness state it will apply the environment setup corresponding to the origin-simmetric point in the emotion wheel graph (in this case, a joy setup).
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
"Think outside the box."
"We can do it!"
"I rust in the shower because I'm too metal."