MIST: A Multi-sensory Immersive Stimulation Therapy Sandbox Room

Bruno Ferreira, Gustavo Assunção, Paulo Menezes

Abstract

Multi-Sensory Stimulation Environments are a form a therapy in which a patient is exposed to a set of controlled stimuli on various sensory modalities, including visual and auditory, in order to induce some desired physical or mental state. Despite their success, these environments are still not widely known or available to everyone today. However, through the use of virtual reality, that can be made possible and even have its effects boosted thanks to the observed benefits of VR usage in conventional therapy. Thus in this work we propose a virtual reality implementation of an immersive controlled stimulation environment, customizable and adaptive to a user’s response to stimulus, which can be used as a simple mobile app added to a phone VR headset. Initial experimentation with the platform has been very positive making it highly promising for a future validation of its therapeutic use.

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in Harvard Style

Ferreira B., Assunção G. and Menezes P. (2020). MIST: A Multi-sensory Immersive Stimulation Therapy Sandbox Room.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 160-168. DOI: 10.5220/0009118401600168


in Bibtex Style

@conference{grapp20,
author={Bruno Ferreira and Gustavo Assunção and Paulo Menezes},
title={MIST: A Multi-sensory Immersive Stimulation Therapy Sandbox Room},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={160-168},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009118401600168},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 1: GRAPP,
TI - MIST: A Multi-sensory Immersive Stimulation Therapy Sandbox Room
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Ferreira B.
AU - Assunção G.
AU - Menezes P.
PY - 2020
SP - 160
EP - 168
DO - 10.5220/0009118401600168