Healthcare system focusing on emotional aspects using augmented reality: Implementation of breathing control application in relaxation service

Somchanok Tivatansakul, Michiko Ohkura

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Abstract

In recent years, several systems have been proposed to emphasize the support of physical aspects at the expense of emotional aspects. However, emotional health is as important as physical health and negative emotional health can lead to social or mental health problems. To cope with negative emotional health, we propose a new healthcare system that focuses on emotional aspects. 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, amusement and excitement services. This paper focuses on the implementation of a breathing control application in the relaxation service that applied deep breathing techniques of stress management to supports users when they experience stress and other negative emotions. This application displays a virtual music box to assist them perform deep breathing. Virtual objects and music can increase user relaxation and decrease stress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013
Pages218-222
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 17
Event2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Jul 52013 Jul 7

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013

Conference

Conference2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13/7/513/7/7

Keywords

  • Augmented reality
  • Component
  • Emotion
  • Healthcare
  • Relaxation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology

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    Tivatansakul, S., & Ohkura, M. (2013). Healthcare system focusing on emotional aspects using augmented reality: Implementation of breathing control application in relaxation service. In Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013 (pp. 218-222). [6603505] (Proceedings - 2013 International Conference on Biometrics and Kansei Engineering, ICBAKE 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICBAKE.2013.43