Anti-Loneliness

Brands take more active roles in combating the loneliness epidemic

Implications - With self-reported "loneliness" on the rise in wealthy countries around the world, brands are looking to combat this epidemic through everything from studying social eating habits, to co-living design concepts. The involvement of brands ranging industries in combating loneliness allows them to hone in on niche but widespread consumer interests – achieving happiness and healthy companionship.

Workshop Question - How could your brand work to enhance consumer health?
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Anti-Loneliness Cafes - Stuffed Animals in 'Moomin Cafe' Never Let You Dine Alone
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Warm 49,661 Clicks Pub: Apr 22, 14
Anti-Loneliness Cafes
Stuffed Animals in 'Moomin Cafe' Never Let You Dine Alone
Japan-based Moomin Cafe seats dining patrons and large stuffed animals. If you don’t like going out to a restaurant on your own, then this themed cafe can help you. To help overcome fears of... [More]
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts - One Shared House 2030 Aims to Find Solutions to the Housing Crisis
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Hot 3,741 Clicks Pub: Nov 15, 17
Futuristic Co-Living Concepts
One Shared House 2030 Aims to Find Solutions to the Housing Crisis
One Shared House 2030 is a playful research project produced by SPACE 10 and IKEA, that’s asking the general public for information about personal limitations and expectations with regards to... [More]
On-Demand Companionship Services - 'Papa' Connects Senior Citizens to "Grandkids on Demand"
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This Year and Warm 219 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 18
On-Demand Companionship Services
'Papa' Connects Senior Citizens to "Grandkids on Demand"
‘Papa’ is a provider of companionship services that promises to help connect senior citizens to “grandkids on demand,” or college students who are able to provide everything... [More]
Facial Tracking Feeding Arms - The 'Arm-A-Dine' is Being Used to Investigate Social Eating
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This Quarter and Average 113 Clicks Pub: Nov 24, 18
Facial Tracking Feeding Arms
The 'Arm-A-Dine' is Being Used to Investigate Social Eating
Developed by researchers from Australia’s RMIT University, the ‘Arm-A-Dine’ is a unique robotic third arm worn in the middle of the chest. While most robotic arms are developed to... [More]
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