AR Neurofeedback for meditative Mixed Reality


In this paper we present ZenG, a neurofeedback AR application concept based on Zen Gardening to foster creativity, self-awareness, and relaxation through embodied interactions in a mixed reality environment. We developed an initial prototype which combined physiological sensing through EEG with AR visualisation on the Magic Leap Display. We evaluated the prototype through preliminary user testing with 12 adults. Results suggest users found theexperience to be enjoyable and relaxing, however the application could be improved by including more features and functionality. ZenG shows the potential for AR to provide immersive and interactive environments that could promote creativity and relaxation, providing solid groundsfor further research.

C&C'19 Extended Abstract

  • Citation: Dominic Potts, Kate Loveys, HyunYoung Ha, Shaoyan Huang, Mark Billinghurst, and Elizabeth Broadbent. 2019. ZenG: AR Neurofeedback for Meditative Mixed Reality. In Proceedings of the 2019 on Creativity and Cognition (C&C '19). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 583–590. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3325480.3326584
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