Fear Fighter Project: A context-aware solution for treating acrophobia


    The overall motivation for this project originates from the impact anxiety disorders have on society. The research project Fear Fighter aims to consider a new way of treating these disorders by utilizing the technologies available, in this case the smart phone and context-aware computing. Previous solutions do not rely on scientific or thorough investigations, which are crucial when making solution for treatments that are both emotional and complex. This paper presents a research study that focus on motivating and captivating qualities of the smart phone, useful to take into consideration when designing a comprehensive solution like the Fear Fighter Project. The study sets the ground for further research that involves digital solutions in complex, and sensitive anxiety treatment.

    Acrophobia, Smart phone, Captivating Qualities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Fear Fighter Project, Context-Aware Computing.


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