Revolutionizing behavioural science dissertation research with augmented reality

/Revolutionizing behavioural science dissertation research with augmented reality

Using augmented reality for dissertation research

Dr Dario Krpan LSEThe project team:

Dario Krpan
Darren Moon

 

The world is becoming increasingly digital, and many of the students whom I supervise for their dissertation projects want undertake research that would investigate how technology can be used to create behavioural interventions that would nudge people to eat healthier, exercise more, make better decisions, etc. Augmented reality equipment would perfectly suit this purpose – it can be programmed in such a way that people wearing it receive “nudges” in real-time that can help them overcome bad habits or make good choices.

Dario Krpan

Augmented Reality equipment will be used throughout a new course “Behavioural Science in an Age of New Technology” to demonstrate how it can be used to create behavioural change.  Students will then be given the opportunity to create dissertation research that would combine this technology with real-world behavioural interventions.