Factors to consider when designing a virtual environment to treat stress

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Abstract

Virtual reality (VR) based stress therapy system refers to a system that applies virtual reality technology in a stress therapy session aiming to reduce mental stress. Previous studies conducted found that the system is effective in reducing stress. However, most of the studies done only aimed to measure the effectiveness of the system in reducing stress without having a guideline on how to design the virtual environment. Therefore, this paper aim to identify potential factors and its elements that must be considered when designing a virtual environment for a VR- based stress therapy application. Systematic literature review technique was employed as a guideline to search for relevant studies. The search was conducted using pre-defined keywords. Potential studies were filtered three times before it was finalised. After the selection process, the chosen studies were reviewed and important data that answers this study’s two research questions were extracted for analysis purposes. Ten studies were found to fulfil the inclusion criteria and answer all the research questions. From the review conducted, four factors were identified as aspects that should be considered when designing a virtual environment for a VR-based stress therapy application. In addition, each factor consisted of several elements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Informatics - 6th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2019, Proceedings
EditorsHalimah Badioze Zaman, Nazlena Mohamad Ali, Mohammad Nazir Ahmad, Alan F. Smeaton, Timothy K. Shih, Sergio Velastin, Tada Terutoshi
PublisherSpringer
Pages36-47
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030340315
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2019
Event6th International Conference on Advances in Visual Informatics, IVIC 2019 - Bangi, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11870 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Advances in Visual Informatics, IVIC 2019
CountryMalaysia
CityBangi
Period19/11/1921/11/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Zaharuddin, F. A., Ibrahim, N., Rusli, M. E., Mohd Mahidin, E. M., & Yusof, A. M. (2019). Factors to consider when designing a virtual environment to treat stress. In H. Badioze Zaman, N. Mohamad Ali, M. N. Ahmad, A. F. Smeaton, T. K. Shih, S. Velastin, & T. Terutoshi (Eds.), Advances in Visual Informatics - 6th International Visual Informatics Conference, IVIC 2019, Proceedings (pp. 36-47). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11870 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-34032-2_4