HOW ARE YOU?
Every day we get the same question from everyone.“How are you?”
How do you answer to that question?
If you feel bad, you would say “ hm, actually I am not feeling good and I am so tired…”?
It is easy to say “ I am good, thanks” even though you are not good and that is the way I usually do. I don’t want to ruin other people’s day by sharing my bad feeling. Then how can we express our mental status in a gentle way? And also helpful to manage our stress.
When I am under stress, I can feel that there is something bothers me in my mind but is you are not that carefully looking into your mind, it is easy to overlook it and also easy to be overlooked by your people.
Sigh is a behavior of exhaling depressedly.That represents you are under stress or there is something you are worrying or it is an expression of your sorrow. If we can get to know how much sigh we had in a day and express that in a fun way, would it be better to manage our stress?
Goal : manage your stress by breathing sigh.
Sub goals: express your stress level in a fun way and try to switch to social level.
Sigh can be measured by :
co2 density / shaking / air collected / chest movement
Idea 2. Posture corrective tape.
Before I got ITP, I was working for more than 10 hour a day sitting in the chair and I realized my body condition was not in a good shape. After I realized that, I decided to make a check list to follow for everyday. Such as ‘Don’t cross my leg, don’t lean back to the chair’,etc. Even I wrote on a post-it and attached that in front of my desk, old habits were hard to break.
Thus, I’d like to make an instant feedback system toward my posture by using accelerometer. The tape is consisted with tube and there is colored liquid inside the tube.It could use the same mechanism for Floaty Pens. Depending on my posture, the tape which attached to my back is showing the parallel status and get instant feedback like vibration.When I am holding a heavy bag on my right shoulder, I can feel vibration on my right shoulder and move the bag to left one. Also it can be attached to my pants so that I can get a alert when I cross my leg.
If I could develop this system to my entire body, I can track my body posture for day and get an average posture data at the end of day. If I was sitting too much, then I can get a sense of that and make a plan of walking for tomorrow.