Animated brain waves used to promote relaxation
Today’s Video of the Day from RMIT University features Inter-dream, a virtual reality experience that has been designed to put users into a tranquil and positive state of mind while resting.
The system consists of an interactive bed and ambient music controlled by artists. The brainwaves of the subjects are projected onto the back walls of the exhibition space as an animation.
Individual brain waves are represented by a certain color, while the intensity of each brain wave is represented by movement.
“Technology and sleep are always talked about as incompatible,” said PhD researcher Natahan Semertzidis. “Our findings flip that notion upside down and show how technology can also aid rest and relaxation.”
“Results demonstrated statistically significant decreases in pre-sleep cognitive arousal and negative emotion.”
“EEG readings were also indicative of restorative restfulness and a clear mind, while interview responses described experiences of mindfulness.”
Video Credit: RMIT University