Squeeze, rock and roll : can tangible interaction with affective products support stress reduction?

M. Bruns, D.V. Keyson, C.C.M. Hummels

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Abstract

Affective computing focuses on the interpretation of users emotions via physiological and behavioral inputs. Irrelevant gestures with a pen were found to increase when users were given a mentally demanding task. Accordingly, an embedded tangible interface was developed which afforded and measured a rolling behavior, and guided the user towards reaching a balanced state of movement. During informal evaluations users acknowledged how the device could contribute to stress reduction. Conclusion, tangible interfaces appear to offer a non-obtrusive means towards interpreting and reducing stress in the office work context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI'08), February 18-20, 2008, Bonn, Germany
EditorsA. Schmidt, E. Hoven, van den, P. Holleis
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages105-108
ISBN (Print)978-1-60558-004-3
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Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008) - Bonn, Germany
Duration: 18 Feb 200820 Feb 2008
Conference number: 2
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Conference2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008)
Abbreviated titleTEI '08
CountryGermany
CityBonn
Period18/02/0820/02/08
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Bruns, M., Keyson, D. V., & Hummels, C. C. M. (2008). Squeeze, rock and roll : can tangible interaction with affective products support stress reduction? In A. Schmidt, E. Hoven, van den, & P. Holleis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI'08), February 18-20, 2008, Bonn, Germany (pp. 105-108). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/1347390.1347413