2011 Poster Sessions : Calming technology: Influencing Respiratory Habits to Mitigate Stress and Prepare the Brain for Learning

Student Name : Neema Moraveji
Advisor : Jeffrey M. Heer
Research Areas: Graphics/HCI
Abstract:
We are investigating techniques to affect the respiratory habits of laptop users. Our preliminary work examines methods of measuring and influencing breath rate through interactive means, without requiring a sensor.

Bio:
Neema Moraveji is a PhD student at Stanford University. His dissertation work concerns using technology to create optimal respiratory habits in users. He is co-teaching a class at Stanford called "Behavior Design: Using technology to create calming habits". He has also co-taught a class called "The Design of Technologies for Casual Learning". His blog is at http://CalmingTechnology.com.