Empathy Totems v0.0.1

Empathy Totems v0.0.1

The purpose of the Empathy Totem system is to collect, track and display emotion data. The mission of the Empathy Totem system is to enable people to understand, share, and increase their level of empathy to one another.


Luis Cielak

May 07, 2013


  1. Empathy Totems Luis Cielak

  2. "The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at

    the broken places." —Hemingway
  3. NeedS/Opportunity

  4. NeedS/Opportunity Everyone feels, happy, angry, anxious and depressed sometimes. Paying

    attention on how we feel by using the tools available to us can help us grow as individuals and lead us to become happier human beings.
  5. Market Research "Depression affects about 121 million people worldwide, with

    many more going undiagnosed, and is the leading cause of disability. Anxiety disorders touch 16% of people globally at some point in their lives." [Ashford]
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  9. 1. Self-actualization of current emotional climate 2. Understanding and communication

    of our own emotional stream 3. Recognition of external emotions experienced by others around us 4. Relate ourselves to the feelings of others and provide compassion system feedback loop
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  12. Research

  13. Market Research Connected devices Withings body scale Fitbit body monitor

    Nike+ fuel-band
  14. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  15. Source: Csikszentmihalyi, M., Finding Flow, 1997.

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  33. github.com/luiscielak/EmpathyTotems