Fantasy Device: Empathy Patch

A NUI sticker/patch that you can attach to your head (small and easy to conceal in your hair) that is programmed to read your brain waves when it detects high “…activity in the nucleus accumbens and medial orbitofrontal cortex, two regions of the brain related to reward and higher executive function”. High activity in these regions are associated with empathic care. When this happens, you will receive a notification on your smart device, and encourage you to act in compassion. Naturally, when we act in compassion, we are happy, warm and tingly inside. Here is the link to the research. I coded a potential design for the patch. It’s inspired by schematic diagrams, which I thought would be fitting for the class.


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