CALM Robot

CALM Robot

Anxiety is a prevalent mental health condition that is caused by various psychological stressors. Deep breathing is identified as an effective practice for stress management. Practicing diaphragmatic breathing can help manage chronic pain, decrease muscle tension, and reduce stress and anxiety.

CALM Robot is a project that is involving a co-design of a smart stress-relief robot that uses tactile sense to guide slow deep breathing exercise. This project explores how this stress relief robot with breathing function may be used as a self-care resource for routine support.

Project Objectives

  1. Forming a participatory collaboration relationship with people living with dementia, caregiver, and healthcare providers.
  2. Create affordable and accessible social robot.
  3. Enhancing overall health and well-being of people with dementia and caregivers.

Photo of our family and patient partners with the calming, stress – relief robot!

Watch the video below to learn more about the CALM Robot

Project Design

Click below to read our project design process!

The Team

Principal Investigator: Dr. Lillian Hung

Current Team Members: Irene Chen, Harleen Hundal, Jason Fu, Albin Soni, Mario Gregorio, Lynn Jackson, Karen Lok Yi Wong, Cissy Yuan.

Please contact Irene Chen at for further information.

Project updates

We are so grateful and thankful that we have been granted funding from The Centre For Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABIH).