Nora is a self-help platform in the form of an emotionally intelligent virtual agent, designed to speak each day with a person undergoing a 14-day quarantine.
Due to the recent impact of COVID-19, people around the world have seen their normal lives disrupted, and almost every country has implemented mandatory 14-day self isolation for anyone traveling from outside. We designed Nora with these people in mind, some of whom can find it difficult to be in quarantine. Through regular conversations and meditation/exercise, a user can keep a healthy routine while being confined to the self-isolation space. In addition, Nora carries out temperature check and breathing exercises via self-screening, and keeping a track of these and other mood data gives a sense of reassurance to the user throughout the 14 day sessions.