Demo: BreathCoach: A Smart In-home Breathing Training System with Bio-Feedback Via VR Game
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AbstractRSA-BT (Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia biofeedback-based Breathing Training) is a common cardiorespiratory intervention that has been commonly used as a complementary treatment to diseases (e.g., asthma), and as an effective exercise to reduce anxiety. The objective of RSA-BT is guiding trainees to identify and breathe at their Resonant Frequency (RF) in order to maximize the amplitude of RSA to achieve better health outcome. However, today’s RSA-BT still relies on in-person sessions and cumbersome sensing systems in a lab/clinical setting. In this demo, we present BreathCoach, a smart and unobtrusive system that enables in-home RSA-BT coaching using smartphone-based VR devices and sensors on smartwatch. Specifically, BreathCoach uses off-the-shelf devices to continuously monitor key bio-signals including breathing pattern, inter-beat interval (IBI), and the amplitude of RSA, and intelligently calculates the optimal breathing pattern based on current and historical measurements. The recommended breathing pattern is then conveyed to the user in the form of an intuitive VR game to provide an immersive training experience. We will showcase a prototype implemented on Android smartphone and smartwatch with two proof-of-concept VR game designs.
Acceptance Date28/07/2018
All Author(s) ListLinlin Tu, Tian Hao, Chongguang Bi, Guoliang Xing
Name of ConferenceThe acm international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing (ubicomp) 2018
Start Date of Conference09/10/2018
End Date of Conference11/10/2018
Place of ConferenceSingapore
Country/Region of ConferenceSingapore
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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