Designing Socially Acceptable Light Therapy Glasses for Self-managing Seasonal Affective Disorder

Christian Nordstrøm Rasmussen, Minna Anneli Pakanen, Marianne Graves Petersen

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This paper presents an autobiographical design process aiming towards aesthetically pleasing light-therapy device that can be augmented on the body and in the everyday life of the wearer. The design (fig. 1) is meant for easing seasonal affective disorder symptoms through longer and less bright light therapy sessions (e.g., 2 hours with max 2500 Lux brightness) than with typical light box. The glasses were chosen as a formfactor as they allow user to accomplish other tasks, such as eating breakfast, commuting, or working while on a light therapy. The resulting design is moderately small and easy to integrate into everyday life through classical eye-glasses look and adjustable lighting output. First author's initial experiences in real-life use, however, indicate that the design is not completely socially acceptable as light output puts him too much on display.
TitelProceedings - AHs 2021 : Augmented Humans Conference 2021
RedaktørerJonna Häkkilä, Pedro Lopes, Thomas Kosch, Jun Nishida, Paul Strohmeier, Yomna Abdelrahman
Antal sider6
UdgivelsesstedNew York
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781450384285
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedAugmented Humans International Conference - University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Varighed: 22 feb. 202124 feb. 2021


KonferenceAugmented Humans International Conference
LokationUniversity of Lapland


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