Since I found myself struggling with this problem, I started to explore this field and found that my pain point was shared by a lot of people, which encouraged me to continue this project. Basically, I was inspired to create this design by my personal experience. MOMO’s shape just popped into my head: a warm, cute, touchable toy that feels like a friend. I also noticed that people who have this pain point like to write about their emotions.
MOMO works by using several advanced technology interact with the user. For example, MOMO can recognize user's emotions that data as its coaches its users to share their lives with others. Using tactile sensors, MOMO knows when it is being stroked or when users are nervous and clutching it tightly. MOMO can detect users emotional states using cues such as facial expression, vocal intonation, and word recognition.