Mindful Garden: Supporting Reflection on Biosignals in a Co-Located Augmented Reality Mindfulness Experience

Lika Haizhou Liu, Xi Lu, Richard Martinez, Dennis Wang, Fannie Liu, Andrés Monroy-Hernández, Daniel A. Epstein

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Abstract

We contribute Mindful Garden, an Augmented Reality Lens for Co-Located Mindfulness. HCI research has increasingly supported designing technology to support mindfulness. Augmented reality and sensors which detect biosignals both have the potential to support creating mindful experiences, by transforming people's environments into more relaxing spaces and offering some feedback to help people make sense of their physio-psychological states. We will demo Mindful Garden, a system for supporting reflection on biosignals in a mindfulness experience where two people are physically co-located. Mindful Garden has one person guide the other through meditation, representing the guided individual's biosignals as flowers in a shared augmented reality environment. We leverage Snap Spectacles and a Muse 2 headband, showing the promise of ready-to-use consumer technologies for the purpose of mindfulness and well-being. To overcome technical limitations in accessing, our demo illustrates a novel pipeline for real-time biomarker data streaming from the Muse 2 to the AR lens in the Snap Spectacles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2022 - Conference Companion Publication of the 2022 Computer Supported Cooperative Workand Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages201-204
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391900
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2022
Event25th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2022 - Virtual, Online, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Nov 8 2022Nov 22 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Conference

Conference25th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2022
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/8/2211/22/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

Keywords

  • augmented reality
  • biosignals
  • brainwaves
  • co-location
  • mindfulness

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