StressTree: a metaphorical visualization for biofeedbackassisted stress management

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    In today's highly competitive environment, chronic stress is one of the main reasons for a health problem. To address this, biofeedback techniques have been used to assist in relaxation training and stress management. In this paper, we present 'StressTree,' a metaphorical visualization of heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback system. StressTree aims to present HRV data in a more evocative, meaningful way in the context of stress management. The HRV biofeedback system consists of a heartbeat data acquisition unit, a data analysis unit, and a visualization unit. The feedback from interviews in the evaluation shows that StressTree could display different growth pattern during a stressful work or a relaxation training. The participants suggested that the biofeedback interaction through StressTree is explicit and engaging, and brings them a strong motivation to regulate their breathing pattern for a 'healthy-looking' tree.

    Originele taal-2Engels
    TitelDIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 10-14 June 2017, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Plaats van productieNew York
    UitgeverijAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
    Aantal pagina's5
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4503-4922-2
    StatusGepubliceerd - 10 jun. 2017
    Evenement12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017) - Centre for Interaction Design, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Verenigd Koninkrijk
    Duur: 10 jun. 201714 jun. 2017
    Congresnummer: 12


    Congres12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2017)
    Verkorte titelDIS 2017
    Land/RegioVerenigd Koninkrijk
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