In what capacity are affective augmentations helpful to humans, and what risks (if any) do they pose? In this position paper, we outline three works on affective augmentation systems, where our studies suggest these systems have the ability to influence our cognitive, affective, and (social) bodily perceptions in perhaps unusual ways. We provide considerations on whether these systems, outside clinical settings, are assistive, harmful, or as of now largely unfamiliar to users.

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El Ali, A. (2023). Designing for Affective Augmentation: Assistive, harmful, or unfamiliar?. doi:10.48550/arXiv.2303.18038