Mindfulness Technologies Project (2011-2013)
Mindfulness technologies experimented with using Interaxon EEG (brain wave sensors) to provide users insights into when they were mediating, to help with meditation training. We found that while reflecting later on moments of mediation tracked by the sensors helped with recognition, interruption of mediation with the information was unsuccessful. We also found that directing pinpointed lighting on closed eyes helped to direct individuals into a meditative state.
Lead Creator: Paula Gardner
Student Researchers: Mike Lovas, Symon Oliver, and Heather Nicol with Lindsey Wilkins, Marjan Verstappen, and Fareenha Chanda
Funding: CIV-DDD (GRAND NCE funded network)