Digital Catharsis

Consumers use technology to achieve emotional release

Implications - Consumers in pursuit of emotional health and well-being are turning to new forms of technology to meet these needs. Created with the intent of helping people express, or induce, complex emotions non-verbally, this emerging technology strongly indicates that current methods of expression and communication are falling short.
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Dec 14 - Nov 15
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Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps - This App Turns Any Smartphone Photo into a Coloring Book Page
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Warm 1,083 Clicks Pub: Nov 2, 15
Relaxing Selfie-Coloring Apps
This App Turns Any Smartphone Photo into a Coloring Book Page
This coloring app lets grown-ups experience the therapeutic joy of finger painting, using their own photo collection. The Chromaldry coloring app bills itself as an “art therapy app.”... [More]
Emotion-Transmitting Machines - The SenseX Uses UltraHaptics Technology to Transmit Emotions
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Warm 2,396 Clicks Pub: Apr 25, 15
Emotion-Transmitting Machines
The SenseX Uses UltraHaptics Technology to Transmit Emotions
The SenseX is a high-tech system, developed by a gorup of British scientists, that uses UltraHaptics technology to help users experience specific emotions without even touching them. The... [More]
Intuitive Musical Apps - The Flutter App Allows You to Express Your Grief Through Music
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Warm 2,425 Clicks Pub: Dec 19, 14
Intuitive Musical Apps
The Flutter App Allows You to Express Your Grief Through Music
The Flutter app allows users to express themselves through a self-designed soundtrack. The human emotional spectrum is very nuanced and complex. We are often unable to articulate our own feelings,... [More]
Musical Expression Apps - The Musations App Wants Teens to Express How They Feel Through Music
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Average 999 Clicks Pub: Apr 20, 15
Musical Expression Apps
The Musations App Wants Teens to Express How They Feel Through Music
The recently launched Musations app is a playful platform encouraging teens to use music as a means of self-expression when words seem to fail them. Musation is a social music app that incorporates... [More]
Interactive Musical Sculptures - This New Platform Combines Physical and Digital Music Technology
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Mild 516 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 15
Interactive Musical Sculptures
This New Platform Combines Physical and Digital Music Technology
‘REIFY’ is a collaborative art and technology project that uses musical sculptures to create a unique sensory experience. The project was launched by the New Museum of Contemporary Art... [More]
Ambient Messaging Apps - This Program Allows Users to Send Vibes to Friends and Family Via WiFi
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Mild 201 Clicks Pub: Aug 27, 15
Ambient Messaging Apps
This Program Allows Users to Send Vibes to Friends and Family Via WiFi
‘Magic Vibes’ is a new ambient messaging platform that allows users to send vibes to friends and family via WiFi. Despite the popularity of social media, platforms like this one are... [More]
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