This course will advance the creation of tools and technologies that support physical, mental, social and emotional wellbeing. A first goal of the course is to survey the best scientific understanding addressing topics such as, “What is the latest best advice on what to eat?” “How important is a regular sleep schedule for performance?” “How can high-achievers effectively handle complex stress/emotion challenges?” “What, beyond achievement, makes for a happy and meaningful flourishing life?” A second goal is to take a look at technologies that help promote wellbeing, including quantified self technologies, games for health, techniques for supporting change or formation of habits, on-body and in-body sensors, wearable technologies, augmented human, and crowd/social-support technologies. Last but not least, a final goal of the course is for students to design and implement original projects in the area of technologies for wellbeing.
The Wednesday class meetings will consist of talks by invited speakers/experts, which are open to the public.
The Friday class meetings will engage students in interactively discussing the readings and preparing projects.
| Time: Wednesdays & Fridays 10.30am-12:00pm | Place: E14-633 | (3-0-9 units) |