Memoron: How to provide support to people in grief with AI technology?
Tutor / director / evaluatorVentura Rodà, Oriol; García Almiñana, Jordi; Monguet Fierro, José María; López Martínez, Joan Antoni; Fort Mir, Josep Maria
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
More than 2.7 million people died in the United States in 2016, each leaving behind an estimated 1–5 close friends or relatives who are highly affected by the death. This means there are about 10 million newly bereaved persons each year."( Iglewicz et al., 2020) If this estimation method is carried out worldwide, there will be much more. Although various research has made great progress in the field of grief, especially for complicated grief, researchers have designed an evidence-based structured treatment of complicated grief. However, in an environment where psychology clinicians are far in short supply, the low penetration rate of knowledge in this field, and the limitations of clinicians' abilities have caused the difficulty of managing grief. Here, I explored the possibility of combining AI technology to provide support to people in grief and completed the design of one possible application. It is based on the analysis of clinical empirical research on managing grief, inspired by the collaboration of people from different fields to successfully transform the experience of managing grief into a more accessible way for users.