An alpha-wave-based motion control system of a mechanical pet for mental commitment

Michiko Ohkura, Wataru Takano

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Abstract

We are developing a control system for a mechanical pet, in which the mechanical pet moves in a way that makes the user feel most comfortable as judged by his/her alpha waves. We constructed a real-time control system for customizing the mechanical pet motions according to the user's measured alpha waves. Compared with the ordinary biofeedback system in which the user makes an effort to be relax intentionally by informed the state of his/her alpha waves, our system makes it possible for the user to be relax unintentionally and comfortably by watching his/her favorite motions of mechanical pet controlled by his/her own alpha waves. The motions were selected based on the research results and evaluated by preliminary experiments. The results of experiments for evaluating the constructed system show the system's effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
Pages1210-1215
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007 - Beijing
Duration: 2007 May 232007 May 27

Other

Other2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007
CityBeijing
Period07/5/2307/5/27

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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Ohkura, M., & Takano, W. (2007). An alpha-wave-based motion control system of a mechanical pet for mental commitment. In 2007 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering, CME 2007 (pp. 1210-1215). [4381936] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCME.2007.4381936