Share Paper: Conceptual Framework for Therapeutic Training with Biofeedback in Virtual Reality: First Evaluation of a Relaxation Simulator

  1. Mikhail Fominykh, Molde University College, Norway; Volga State University of Technology, Russia, Norway
  2. Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, Norwegian University of Science and technology, Norway
  3. Tore C. Stiles, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and technology, Norway
  4. Anne Berit Krogh, Department of Public Health and Nursing, Norwegian University of Science and technology, Norway
  5. Mattias Linde, Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and technology, Norway
Thursday, June 22 1:45 PM-2:15 PM Banneker

Abstract: This paper presents a concept for designing low-cost therapeutic training with biofeedback and virtual reality. We completed the first evaluation of a prototype - a mobile learning application for relaxation training, primarily for adolescents suffering from tension-type headaches. The system delivers visual experience on a head-mounted display. A wirelessly connected wristband is used to measure user’s pulse and adjust the training scenario based on the heart rate data. Repeating the exercise can make the user able to go through the scenario without using the app, learn how to relax, and ultimately combat tension-type headache. The prototype has been evaluated with ...