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OUR SCIENTIFIC METHODS

 

Regulation and Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a method that allows you to visualize the state of certain physiological functions in real time and to learn how to regulate them. Its principle consists in observing the influence of certain behaviours on a physiological, cognitive or emotional state, to consequently become more aware of them and eventually to act upon them.

Our main value is to offer the visualization of this physiological information in a playful way by using devices that combine several sensory modalities. We pay particular attention to proposing this information in an "ambient" way, i.e. presenting it without the need for concentration (unlike the reading a graph, for example).

In addition, the use of tangible interfaces and hybrid realities (excluding VR) ensures continuity in the representational field. By avoiding the disruption of the experience, the anchoring is strengthened and its effects prolonged beyond the use of these interfaces.

View our publications

Inner Garden: Connecting Inner States to a Mixed Reality Sandbox for Mindfulness:
• Joan Sol Roo, Renaud Gervais, Jérémy Frey, Martin Hachet,
CHI ’17 – International Conference of Human-Computer Interaction, May 2017, Denver, United States. ACM, CHI ’17, 2017, CHI ’17

Introspectibles: Tangible Interaction to Foster Introspection, 
• Renaud Gervais, Joan Sol Roo, Jérémy Frey, Martin Hachet,
Computing and Mental Health – CHI ’16 Workshop, May 2016, San Jose, United States

Exploring Biofeedback with a Tangible Interface Designed for Relaxation:
• Hamon Morgane, Ramadour Rémy, Frey Jérémy
• PhyCS – International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Sep 2018, Seville, Spain. SCITEPRESS, 2018

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Inner Garden: Connecting Inner States to a Mixed Reality Sandbox for Mindfulness:
• Joan Sol Roo, Renaud Gervais, Jérémy Frey, Martin Hachet,
CHI ’17 – International Conference of Human-Computer Interaction, May 2017, Denver, United States. ACM, CHI ’17, 2017, CHI ’17

Introspectibles: Tangible Interaction to Foster Introspection, 
• Renaud Gervais, Joan Sol Roo, Jérémy Frey, Martin Hachet,
Computing and Mental Health – CHI ’16 Workshop, May 2016, San Jose, United States

Exploring Biofeedback with a Tangible Interface Designed for Relaxation:
• Hamon Morgane, Ramadour Rémy, Frey Jérémy
• PhyCS – International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Sep 2018, Seville, Spain. SCITEPRESS, 2018

Communication and tangible interactions

Many studies show that sharing physiological information makes it possible on the one hand to develop alternative ways of communicating and on the other hand to strengthen the motivation and involvement of a user.

Beyond this first benefit, physiological, cognitive and emotional couplings have been widely studied, mainly in the recent field of neuroscience and social interactions. The sharing of information by several agents and the implementation of contributory, collaborative or cooperative biofeedback not only provides a positive and playful framework for therapy, but essentially brings greater efficiency, as motivational incentives are considerably increased.

Thus, we go beyond the simple framework of individual biofeedback to propose collective various approaches:

  • cross-feedback: two people share their information and their regulation is based on a combined state (synchronization, complementarity, etc.)
  • asynchronous feedback: the co-regulator (guide or complementary) can be himself in the past, in a self-emulation principle (identical to the physiological time-capsule principle)
  • Feedback ubiquitaire : the feedback cluster can be located in distinct geographical zones

Because of the diversity of possible approaches, they can be adapted to a wide range of situations and can offer more or less traditional and exploratory experiences, guaranteeing greater involvement and motivation of any supported audience.

View our publications

Remote Biofeedback Sharing, Opportunities and Challenges.
• Frey Jérémy, Cauchard Jessica R.
• UbiComp/ISWC Adjunct 2018: 730-733

Heart Rate Monitoring as an Easy Way to Increase Engagement in Human-Agent Interaction.
• Frey Jérémy
• PhyCS – International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Feb 2015, Angers, France. SCITEPRESS, 2015

TOBE: Tangible Out-of-Body Experience,
• Renaud Gervais, Jérémy Frey, Alexis Gay, Fabien Lotte, Martin Hachet, 
• TEI ’16 – Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction., Feb 2016, Eindhoven, Netherlands. ACM, 2016

Breeze: Sharing Biofeedback through Wearable Technologies.
• Jérémy Frey, May Grabli, Ronit Slyper, and Jessica R. Cauchard
In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA

Download our main publications:

Remote Biofeedback Sharing, Opportunities and Challenges.
• Frey Jérémy, Cauchard Jessica R.
• UbiComp/ISWC Adjunct 2018: 730-733

Heart Rate Monitoring as an Easy Way to Increase Engagement in Human-Agent Interaction.
• Frey Jérémy
• PhyCS – International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Feb 2015, Angers, France. SCITEPRESS, 2015

TOBE: Tangible Out-of-Body Experience,
• Renaud Gervais, Jérémy Frey, Alexis Gay, Fabien Lotte, Martin Hachet, 
• TEI ’16 – Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction., Feb 2016, Eindhoven, Netherlands. ACM, 2016

Breeze: Sharing Biofeedback through Wearable Technologies.
• Jérémy Frey, May Grabli, Ronit Slyper, and Jessica R. Cauchard
In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA