Nene

An interactive pet device

Pafan Julsaksrisakul, Masashi Nakatani, George Chernyshov, Benjamin Tag, Kai Steven Kunze

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In the past decades, it has become widely accepted that pets have a positive effect on humans, which leaded to multiple studies on the effects of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI)[4][3]. However, there are many occasions where pet owners have to leave their pets such as working and studying abroad. Thus, we introduce 'Nene', a set of device, including an interactive cat-shaped device that reproduces in real-time features of a pet such thermal and haptic characteristics, and a mobile application for visual and acoustic features. In this study, we explore the psychological effects that Nene has on humans, focusing on loneliness and stress aspects. The evaluation shows a positive result as it provides a calming and relaxing effect to the users and potentially reduces stress and loneliness level. The result aims to open a new perspective for remote HAI for pet owners.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages89-92
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 11
Event2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Maui, United States
Duration: 2017 Sep 112017 Sep 15

Other

Other2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period17/9/1117/9/15

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Interactive devices
Animals
Acoustics

Keywords

  • Haptics
  • Human animal interaction
  • Interactive pets
  • Sensing
  • Telepresence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Julsaksrisakul, P., Nakatani, M., Chernyshov, G., Tag, B., & Kunze, K. S. (2017). Nene: An interactive pet device. In UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 89-92). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123024.3123156

Nene : An interactive pet device. / Julsaksrisakul, Pafan; Nakatani, Masashi; Chernyshov, George; Tag, Benjamin; Kunze, Kai Steven.

UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. p. 89-92.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Julsaksrisakul, P, Nakatani, M, Chernyshov, G, Tag, B & Kunze, KS 2017, Nene: An interactive pet device. in UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 89-92, 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017, Maui, United States, 17/9/11. https://doi.org/10.1145/3123024.3123156
Julsaksrisakul P, Nakatani M, Chernyshov G, Tag B, Kunze KS. Nene: An interactive pet device. In UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2017. p. 89-92 https://doi.org/10.1145/3123024.3123156
Julsaksrisakul, Pafan ; Nakatani, Masashi ; Chernyshov, George ; Tag, Benjamin ; Kunze, Kai Steven. / Nene : An interactive pet device. UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2017. pp. 89-92
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