Title: Self-Identification of Mentality and Self-Control through Indirect Biofeedback

Year of Publication: Jul - 2015
Page Numbers: 60-67
Authors: Madoka Takahara, Ivan Tanev and Katsunori Shimohara
Conference Name: The International Conference on Electronics and Software Science (ICESS2015)
- Japan


This paper describes a possibility of a new scheme for a user with mental health problems so that the user can identify his/her own mentality and self-control it not by visiting specialists passively as usual but by proactively confronting his/her symptoms. For that purpose, the scheme should provide the user with functions not only to externalize and objectify the user’s mental state but also for the user itself to self-control the mental state. Here, we propose an indirect biofeedback system which represents a user’s mental state with color and shape, and enables the user to grasp his/her mental state and to proactively change and control it through methods of breathing.