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Projects BrightBeat: An On-Screen Intervention for Regulating Breathing
Deep and slow breathing techniques are components of various relaxation methods and have been used in treatment of many psychiatric and somatic disorders, as well as to improve mental function and attentiveness in healthy individuals. Many adults spend more than eight hours a day in front of screens, suggesting a need for an on-screen system to guide the user toward healthier breathing habits without requiring interruption. In this project, we explore the design and implementation of unobtrusive systems to promote healthier breathing habits.

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