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
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    Event2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008) - Bonn, Germany
    Duration: 18 Feb 200820 Feb 2008
    Conference number: 2
    http://www.tei-conf.org/08/

    Conference

    Conference2nd International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 2008)
    Abbreviated titleTEI '08
    CountryGermany
    CityBonn
    Period18/02/0820/02/08
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