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Exploring possibilities in interactive technology to create cross-domain interactive breathing exercise games

Fernandes, B.O. (2021) Exploring possibilities in interactive technology to create cross-domain interactive breathing exercise games.

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Abstract:Breathing is an integral part of our existence, affecting several aspects of the human body, other than just getting oxygen into our systems. The right breathing technique can help singers, wind-instrumentalists, mindfulness seekers, breathing difficulty patients and several others to fulfil their goals optimally and comfortably. Initial explorations about several breathing techniques, their benefits, technological interventions in the form of sensors, media, music and games, to facilitate and motivate people to perform breathing exercises intuitively, regularly and correctly were done in the Research Topics phase of this project \cite{brolinRT}. Information about this was gathered via existing literature, interviews of experts in various domains and analysis. Using the information gathered, further research was done in the Master thesis which includes statistical analysis of breathing data received from the breath sensors to enable using the sensor to be used as a game controller, understanding and formulating ways to create multipurpose, configurable breathing games, further understanding user requirements for one domain (singing) via co-design sessions, creating and evaluating a basic breathing exercise game prototype for singers and finally, a framework about the possibilities to translate breathing exercise games to other domains. This project could possibly lead to further research about several aspects of breathing exercise games, which are also discussed in this report.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 24 dramaturgy, musicology, 50 technical science in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Interaction Technology MSc (60030)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85593
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