A study of meditation effectiveness for virtual reality based stress therapy using eeg measurement and questionnaire approaches

Gamini Perhakaran, Azmi Mohd Yusof, Mohd Ezanee Rusli, Mohd Zaliman Mohd Yusoff, Imran Mahalil, Ahmad Redza Razieff Zainuddin

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Abstract

Various approaches are available to evaluate the effectiveness of stress therapy. In this research, we compared virtual reality based stress therapy and imaginary technique which includes cultural elements such as typical Malaysian environment in 3D, Mozart, soothing breathing exercise and audio. It examines meditation effectiveness between virtual reality based stress therapy and imaginary technique using Electroencephalograph. The effectiveness of the virtual reality therapy and imaginary technique are measured by NeuroSky eSense Meditation level. Findings for both approaches indicated that there are positive changes in participants’ meditation state. Moreover, the virtual reality participants were observed to be in a better meditation state (significantly different) compared to the imaginary participants at the end of the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation in Medicine and Healthcare, 2015
EditorsRobert J. Howlett, Yen-Wei Chen, Satoshi Tanaka, Carlos Torro, Lakhmi C. Jain
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages365-373
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783319230238
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2016
Event3rd KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2015 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 11 Sep 201512 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume45
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Other

Other3rd KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, InMed 2015
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period11/09/1512/09/15

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Decision Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)

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Perhakaran, G., Mohd Yusof, A., Rusli, M. E., Mohd Yusoff, M. Z., Mahalil, I., & Zainuddin, A. R. R. (2016). A study of meditation effectiveness for virtual reality based stress therapy using eeg measurement and questionnaire approaches. In R. J. Howlett, Y-W. Chen, S. Tanaka, C. Torro, & L. C. Jain (Eds.), Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare, 2015 (pp. 365-373). (Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies; Vol. 45). Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23024-5_33