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Alia: Bringing back human connection (2nd place winner of #ExtremeWearables designathon)

alia sharing accountability Mary, Ella, Jon, M, Matt, Divya A pair of socially connected devices ‘buddy’ Performs interventions to overcome digital addiction thinking of having a conversation  Context: Digital Dependency 3 states of being PLUGGED UNPLUGGED ASLEEP There is tendency of being constantly plugged in. Problem Addiction to devices (plugged state) is socially acceptable. Constant connectivity demands an escape i.e a state of being unplugged Disconnect to physical world affects mental and physical health, personal relationships Buddy System Being accountable to another person is effective in breaking a bad habit  alia  How it Works ‘Addict’ & ‘Buddy’ relationship When limit reached, Buddy alerted Buddy reminds Addict to take break and unplug Device detect loved one’s ‘state level’ How it Works ‘Addict’ & ‘Buddy’ relationship Device detect loved one’s ‘state level’ Buddy reminds Addict to take break and unplug When limit reached, Buddy alerted How it Works ‘Addict’ & ‘Buddy’ relationship Buddy reminds Addict to take break and unplug Device detect loved one’s ‘state level’ When limit reached, Buddy alerted How it Works Bring back human connection Each user acts as the buddy and addict at different points  Controls Hours Limit Method of Intervention In person Intervention Intervention by proxy Gentle nudge Annoying tap Electrical Pulse Fine (money) Strength of Intervension Mild Intense  Relationships Peer to Peer Friend to Friend Long Distance Relationships Couples Caretaker to Dependant Parent to Child, Teacher to Student Between a group of individuals Group of Friends, Family How it Works In Touch Map loved ones and relationsips being tracked to body Device acts as a portal to connect loved ones and their ‘states’  alia