Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Design and Digital Technology, ADDT 2023, September 15–17, 2023, Xi’an, China

Research Article

Healing Zone: A Virtual Reality-Based Meditation Assistance System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340836,
        author={Nan  Luo and Yanpin  Song and Wenjun  Shen and Rongjiu  Chen and Yi  Ji},
        title={Healing Zone: A Virtual Reality-Based Meditation Assistance System},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Art Design and Digital Technology, ADDT 2023, September 15--17, 2023, Xi’an, China},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ADDT},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={virtual reality meditation respiratory rate unreal engine},
        doi={10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340836}
    }
    
  • Nan Luo
    Yanpin Song
    Wenjun Shen
    Rongjiu Chen
    Yi Ji
    Year: 2024
    Healing Zone: A Virtual Reality-Based Meditation Assistance System
    ADDT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.15-9-2023.2340836
Nan Luo1, Yanpin Song1, Wenjun Shen1, Rongjiu Chen1, Yi Ji1,*
  • 1: Guangdong University of Technology
*Contact email: jiyi001@hotmail.com

Abstract

Meditation is becoming more and more popular as an effective way to relax. For novices in particular, meditation demands the necessary discipline and practise. Healing Zone is a virtual reality (VR) system that uses virtual natural environments and interactive elements to encourage users to regulate breathing and assist in meditation exercises to relieve anxiety. In order to give people a peaceful, natural atmosphere for meditation, this study shows how a virtual environment and guided animation might work together. A trial with 8 volunteers confirmed its effectiveness as a meditation aid and anxiety relief, and revealed the need for a richer aesthetic experience. The Healing Zone offers a fresh viewpoint for upcoming study and innovation in related sectors, as well as demonstrating the potential of virtual reality in human-computer interaction and mental health.