BioCrystal: An Ambient Tool for Emotion and Communication

  title={BioCrystal: An Ambient Tool for Emotion and Communication},
  author={Asta Roseway and Yuliya Lutchyn and Paul Johns and Elizabeth D. Mynatt and Mary Czerwinski},
In this paper we present the BioCrystal – a biofeedback device that uses physiological data to evaluate user’s affective states in real-time and signals the states via an ambient display. We evaluated the BioCrystal during a 2week, in situ multi-method study during which ten users collected over 115 hours of usable data. Users’ comments suggested high utility of such a biofeedback device for self-awareness, stress-management and interpersonal communication. Quantitative data confirmed that the… CONTINUE READING

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