Happy with a 20% chance of sadness

Publication/Creation Date
October 30 2018
Matt Kaplan (creator)
Matthew Nock (contributor)
Harvard University (contributor)
Massachusetts General Hospital (contributor)
Rosalind Picard (contributor)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Verily Life Sciences (contributor)
Empatica (contributor)
Akane Sano (contributor)
Mindstrong Health (contributor)
Paul Dagum (contributor)
Louis-Philippe Morency (contributor)
Carnegie Mellon University (contributor)
Jonathan Gratch (contributor)
University Of Southern California (contributor)
National Institute Of Mental Health (NIMH) (contributor)
Tom Insel (contributor)
Evan Kleiman (contributor)
Barbara Fredrickson (contributor)
University Of North Carolina (contributor)
Justin Baker (contributor)
McLean Institute For Technology In Psychiatry (contributor)
Stanford University (contributor)
MIT Affective Computing Group (contributor)
Media Type
Journal Article
Persuasive Intent
Matthew Nock now studies the psychology of self-harm at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Even though more than two decades have passed since his time with Tim, the portrait still hangs in his office as a constant reminder of the need to develop a way to predict when people are likely to try and kill themselves. There are plenty of known risk factors for suicide — heavy alcohol use, depression and being male among them — but none serve as tell-tale signs of imminent suicidal thoughts. Nock thinks that he is getting close to solving that.
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Wrist, Skin