A Preliminary Study of Users' Experiences of Meditation in Virtual Reality

Thea Louise Strange Andersen, Gintare Anisimovaite, Anders Schultz Christiansen, Mohamed Adam Abdi Hussein, Carol Srisong Lund, Thomas Lund Nielsen, Eoin Ivan Rafferty, Niels Chr. Nilsson, Rolf Nordahl, Stefania Serafin

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This poster describes a between-groups study (n=24) exploring the use of virtual reality (VR) for facilitating focused meditation. Half of the participants were exposed to a meditation session combing the sound of a guiding voice and a visual environment including virtual objects for the participants to focus on. The other half of the participants were only exposed to the auditory guide. The participants' experience of the sessions was assessed using self-reported measures of perceived concentration, temporal duration, stress reduction, and comfort. Interestingly, no statistically significant differences were found between the two conditions. This finding may be revealing in regards to the usefulness of VR-based meditation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVirtual Reality (VR), 2017
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2017
Pages343-344
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-6648-3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-6647-6
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EventIEEE Virtual Reality 2017 - Los Angeles, California, United States
Duration: 18 Mar 201722 Mar 2017
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Andersen, T. L. S., Anisimovaite, G., Christiansen, A. S., Hussein, M. A. A., Lund, C. S., Nielsen, T. L., ... Serafin, S. (2017). A Preliminary Study of Users' Experiences of Meditation in Virtual Reality. In Virtual Reality (VR), 2017 (pp. 343-344). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2017.7892317
Andersen, Thea Louise Strange ; Anisimovaite, Gintare ; Christiansen, Anders Schultz ; Hussein, Mohamed Adam Abdi ; Lund, Carol Srisong ; Nielsen, Thomas Lund ; Rafferty, Eoin Ivan ; Nilsson, Niels Chr. ; Nordahl, Rolf ; Serafin, Stefania. / A Preliminary Study of Users' Experiences of Meditation in Virtual Reality. Virtual Reality (VR), 2017. IEEE, 2017. pp. 343-344
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Andersen TLS, Anisimovaite G, Christiansen AS, Hussein MAA, Lund CS, Nielsen TL et al. A Preliminary Study of Users' Experiences of Meditation in Virtual Reality. In Virtual Reality (VR), 2017. IEEE. 2017. p. 343-344 https://doi.org/10.1109/VR.2017.7892317