AutoEmotive: Bringing Empathy to the Driving Experience to Manage Stress

Hernandez J., McDuff D., Benavides X., Amores J., Maes P., and Picard R. W., "AutoEmotive: Bringing Empathy to the Driving Experience to Manage Stress," In work-in-progress/provocative work in Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), Vancouver, Canada, June 2014.


With recent developments in sensing technologies, it’s becoming feasible to comfortably measure several aspects of emotions during challenging daily life situations. This work describes how the stress of drivers can be measured through different types of interactions, and how the information can enable several interactions in the car with the goal of helping to manage stress. These new interactions could help not only to bring empathy to the driving experience but also to improve driver safety and increase social awareness.

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