Trækvejret: A kinetic device encouraging bodily reflection

Vanessa Julia Carpenter, Tomas Sokoler, Nikolaj "DZL" Møbius, Dan James Overholt

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Abstract

A flexible wooden device, "Trækvejret" which emulates a slow rate of breathing is placed in a coffee break room. This work examines related works on reflection, triggering reflection, and breathing and biofeedback technologies. We demonstrate how simple technology such as Trækvejret, which does not measure or give feedback about a user's breathing can nonetheless potentially be useful and provoking, encouraging reflection and potentially, behaviour change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTEI 2019 : Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2019
Pages399-406
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6196-5
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction - Tempe, United States
Duration: 17 Mar 201920 Mar 2019
https://tei.acm.org/2019/

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
CountryUnited States
CityTempe
Period17/03/201920/03/2019
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Carpenter, V. J., Sokoler, T., Møbius, N. DZL., & Overholt, D. J. (2019). Trækvejret: A kinetic device encouraging bodily reflection. In TEI 2019: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (pp. 399-406). Association for Computing Machinery.