A number of health-related issues can be attributed to occupational and chronic stress. Interactive immersive Virtual Reality environments have been shown to be beneficial in healthcare and mental wellbeing by enabling effective interventions such as stress management and behavioural therapy. Our goal is to build an automated breathing relaxation system that is based on a closed-loop, implicit interaction and that harnesses known mechanisms of physiological synchrony found in human-human interaction. In this demo, we will show the Virtual Human Breathing Relaxation System where the user's breathing rhythm is influenced using an ecologically valid physiological signal, i.e.The breathing behaviour of a virtual human. By continuously adapting the virtual human's breathing rhythm the system aims to bring the participants breathing behaviour to a rhythm that allows them to feel more relaxed.
|Title of host publication
|Proceedings of the 2019 5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019
|Alberto Cardoso, Maria Teresa Restivo
|Number of pages
|Published - 21 Oct 2019
|5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jun 2019 → 14 Jun 2019
|5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019
|12/06/19 → 14/06/19
- Active Entrainment
- Breathing Relaxation
- Physiological Synchrony
- Virtual Human
- Virtual Reality.