Towards interactive mindfulness training using breathing based feedback

Andrea M. Pisa, George Chernyshov, Andriana F. Nassou, Kai Steven Kunze

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8 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Although regular meditation practice is linked to numerous mental health and cognitive benefits, it is often difficult for beginners to maintain focus during practice and persevere with the activity over time. To tackle this issue, we externalised the ability of self reporting loss of focus by developing a feedback loop that helps the user track and maintain their concentration levels in a non-invasive manner. We hypothesise that the change in breathing pattern can indicate a loss of concentration and the act of audibly amplifying a person's breathing sounds during meditation can help them regain and maintain focus on their breathing, leading to a more effective meditation session. We present experimental designs and findings towards this end. Copyright held by the owner/author(s).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages688-692
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 11
Event2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Maui, United States
Duration: 2017 Sep 112017 Sep 15

Other

Other2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017
CountryUnited States
CityMaui
Period17/9/1117/9/15

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Biosignals
  • Breathing feedback
  • Focus
  • Interactivity
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-regulation process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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