iFidgetCube: Tangible Fidgeting Interfaces (TFIs) to monitor and improve mental wellbeing

Kanjo, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-1720-0661 and Woodward, K. ORCID: 0000-0003-3302-1345, 2020. iFidgetCube: Tangible Fidgeting Interfaces (TFIs) to monitor and improve mental wellbeing. IEEE Sensors Journal. ISSN 1530-437X

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The ability to unobtrusively measure mental wellbeing states using non-invasive sensors has the potential to greatly improve mental wellbeing by alleviating the effects of high stress levels. Multiple sensors, such as electrodermal activity, heart rate and accelerometers, embedded within tangible devices pave the way to continuously and non-invasively monitor wellbeing in real-world environments. On the other hand, fidgeting tools enable repetitive interaction methods that may help to tap into individual’s psychological need to feel occupied and engaged; hence potentially reducing stress. In this paper, we present the design, implementation, and deployment of Tangible Fidgeting Interfaces (TFIs) in the form of computerised iFidgetCubes. iFidgetCubes embed non-invasive sensors along with fidgeting mechanisms to aid relaxation and ease restlessness. We take advantage of our labeling techniques at the point of collection to implement multiple subject-independent deep learning classifiers to infer wellbeing. The obtained performance demonstrates that these new forms of tangible interfaces combined with deep learning classifiers have the potential to accurately infer wellbeing in addition to providing fidgeting tools.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: IEEE Sensors Journal
Creators: Kanjo, E. and Woodward, K.
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Date: 14 October 2020
ISSN: 1530-437X
Rights: (c) 2020 IEEE. Personal use is permitted, but republication/redistribution requires IEEE permission. See http://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/rights/index.html for more information.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 19 Oct 2020 13:50
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:13
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/41349

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