Transcendental Avatar: Experiencing Bioresponsive Avatar of the Self for Improved Cognition

Kinga Skiers, Yun Suen Pai, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

Transcendental Avatar is a virtual reality (VR) system focused on stress relief to support relaxation techniques, using biofeedback, a well-known therapy technique to improve physical and mental health. Biofeedback as a method uses visual and audio feedback of one's physiology to reflect, recognize, and help one gain awareness of many physiological functions, improving their cognitive and emotional state. Yet, there has been little work on how this can be appropriately leveraged in virtual reality (VR). In Transcendental Avatar, we proposed a system that shows the personification of the avatar, reflecting in real-time user's biofeedback to enhance their cognitive and emotional state. In this study, we examine whether stress, and self-reported anxiety symptoms can be relieved or reduced by the proposed immersive experience.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 XR, SA 2022
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450394734
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Nov 24
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2022 XR - Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference - Asia, SA 2022 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2022 Dec 62022 Dec 9

Publication series

NameProceedings - SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 XR, SA 2022

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2022 XR - Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference - Asia, SA 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period22/12/622/12/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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