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Using sound for stress therapy in a virtual-reality environment


Abdul Latif, Rubijesmin and Ismail, Rozita and Zainudin, Ahmad Redza Razieff (2015) Using sound for stress therapy in a virtual-reality environment. In: 5th International Conference on Computing and Informatics (ICOCI) 2015, 11-13 August 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract

This paper discusses about comparing different sounds used in stress therapy among Malaysians. The aim of the stress therapy is to reduce stress among users, thus a virtual reality environment was used which replaces the traditional guided therapy sessions. Two groups were studied in the experiment; the first group - the therapies were guided by computer and sound types applied were instruction, natural sound and zikr. Meanwhile, the second group - sessions were also guided by computer but with different sound types (instructions, natural sound and instrumental music).The result of the experiment showed that the first group-guided with natural and zikr sound choice does have higher impact to positive emotions compared those exposed to natural and instrumental sound choice.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN No: 978-967-0910-02-4 Jointly organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) & Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University (IZU)
Uncontrolled Keywords: stress therapy, virtual reality, sound, audio
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2015 08:30
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 03:22
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/15539

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