Preferred Sound Type for Stress Therapy

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Abstract

This paper discusses about comparing different sound types used in stress therapy and recognizing preferences among users. The aim of the stress therapy is to reduce stress among users, by replacing traditional guided therapy session with virtual reality environment. Besides the element of virtual environment, it is believed that sound has an impact towards reducing stress. Experiments were conducted (i.e. therapy sessions) using three sound types; natural beach environment sound, instrumental (piano) sound and zikr with instrumental (piano) sound. By the end of experiments, comparisons of stress level were made (measuring heart rate and users' expressions) before and after each sessions. Natural background sound has the highest impact followed closely by the zikr with instrumental music on reducing stress level among participants as compared to just instrumental sound. The result of the experiments displayed that the different impact of sound towards reducing stress.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationRevolutionising Digital Landscape for Sustainable Smart Society, ICCOINS 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2018
Event4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Publication series

Name2018 4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences: Revolutionising Digital Landscape for Sustainable Smart Society, ICCOINS 2018 - Proceedings

Other

Other4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences, ICCOINS 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period13/08/1814/08/18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Latif, R. A. (2018). Preferred Sound Type for Stress Therapy. In 2018 4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences: Revolutionising Digital Landscape for Sustainable Smart Society, ICCOINS 2018 - Proceedings [8510560] (2018 4th International Conference on Computer and Information Sciences: Revolutionising Digital Landscape for Sustainable Smart Society, ICCOINS 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCOINS.2018.8510560