PRLog - April 2, 2012 - Art therapy using computer analysis of shapes, colors and drawings!
Computer Art Therapy
Available at App Store
Frustrated? Depressed? Listless? or Bored with life? We’ve all experienced at least one of these emotions at one time or another. The human psyche is something which cannot be predicted or controlled, but this doesn’t mean that we are completely helpless in identifying these negative feelings and trying to deal with them effectively.
In the reality of life, we may be either unable to afford to go to see a psychologist, or simply too embarrassed to do so…. Here is an app which allows you to evaluate your own weaknesses and help tackle them through art therapy!
You simply draw pictures in one of the three categories provided in the program, and the levels of your psychological status are instantly analyzed and evaluated. Before counseling on a one-to-one setting between the art therapist and the client, now the Computer Art Therapy System (CATS) can be used as pre-evaluating and analyzing tool. Moreover, the CATS provides art therapists with information about client’s psychological status.
Created for adults and children of all ages, this is an app which is definitely user friendly. Using the bright and vivid colors in the background, users are invited to draw and color pictures freely to express their feelings. The drawings are then analyzed through the CATS to provide a comprehensive assessment of emotions and behaviors.
The original idea for this program was conceived in 1979 by AAALab (Artificial intelligence, Applied statistics, Art therapy Lab), College of Engineering, Korea University. The program was then created through many years of research and development, with inputs from experts around the world. The CATS has been received with great approval around the world. This app is a complex combination of computer technology, statistical technique, and artificial intelligence.
If you would like to see what is going on inside your mind and understand your emotions, give it a test drive! Perhaps this app could help you resolve some issues and questions on your own, all from the convenience of your cell phone!
If you have any questions, please contact Seong-in Kim by email below.
Seong-in Kim, PhD
Division of Industrial Management Engineering