Healthcare System Focusing on Emotional Aspect Using Augmented Reality: Control Breathing Application in Relaxation Service

Somchanok Tivatansakul, Michiko Ohkura

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Abstract

We proposed a new healthcare system that focuses on emotional aspects to deal with negative emotional health in daily life. Our healthcare system integrates augmented reality to display virtual objects in real environments and Kinect, which allows users to freely interact with them. We also employ biological sensors to measure and detect user emotions, and provide three services based on their expected emotions: Relaxation Service, Amusement Service and Exciting Service. To implement a small prototype of this system, we have developed one application in relaxation service: Control Breathing Application. This application applied deep breathing techniques of stress management to supports users when they experience stress. This application displays a virtual music box to assist them perform deep breathing. Virtual objects and music can increase user relaxation and decrease their stress. The experiment is performed to measure the effectiveness of the application. From the result, our application can effectively decrease users stress when they experienced our application for short time.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHCI International 2013 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages225-229
Number of pages5
EditionPART II
ISBN (Print)9783642394751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2013 Jul 212013 Jul 26

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART II
Volume374
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period13/7/2113/7/26

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Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Emotion
  • Healthcare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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Tivatansakul, S., & Ohkura, M. (2013). Healthcare System Focusing on Emotional Aspect Using Augmented Reality: Control Breathing Application in Relaxation Service. In HCI International 2013 - Posters' Extended Abstracts - International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings (PART II ed., pp. 225-229). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 374, No. PART II). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39476-8_47