Title: Mutual Acceptance by Sharing Information through Indirect Biofeedback

Year of Publication: Nov - 2016
Page Numbers: 13-18
Authors: Madoka Takahara, Fangwei Huang, Satoko Yoshida, Ivan Tanev, Katsunori Shimohara
Conference Name: The Second International Conference on Electronics and Software Science (ICESS2016)
- Japan


This paper proposes a model of mutual acceptance between a patient, his/her family members, and medical staff by sharing information through indirect biofeedback. In Japan, an upcoming socalled super-aging society, it has become a serious problem how to achieve effective and high-quality care support for aged persons. Here we focus on a psychological aspect of this problem and suggest a possible way to tackle it. We propose that an elderly patient, his/her family members, and medical staff could deepen their mutual understanding and mutual acceptance by sharing indirect biofeedback information of the patient. This paper describes and discusses two aspects: indirect biofeedback of a user’s sleep state based on analysis and measurement of his/her sleep data; and sharing information through indirect biofeedback using a plant-type indicator, which can be tested in an experiment.