The concept of Emotion Hack Day was created by team NEMO (Natural Emotions in Digital Interaction), a collective of researchers, media professionals, and developers.

We are working to enrich interaction in digital environments by finding new ways of conveying emotional information. Why? To improve human collaboration, decrease misunderstanding, disconnection and loneliness.

The first Emotion Hack Day was organized in August 2015 in Helsinki. In 2016 we took on the world 🙂

In Montreal, Emotion Hack Day is being locally organized by NeuroTechMTL, the Montreal chapter of NeuroTechX. NeuroTechX is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build a strong global neurotechnology community by providing key resources and learning opportunities, and by being leaders in local and world-wide technology initiatives.

 

More info here:

A short description of the team’s focus
A 10-min pitch by Katri in the Helsinki Challenge contest
On the morning news (in Finnish)