Sonic Cradle: designing for an immersive experience of meditation by connecting respiration to music

@inproceedings{Vidyarthi2012SonicCD,
  title={Sonic Cradle: designing for an immersive experience of meditation by connecting respiration to music},
  author={Jay Vidyarthi and Bernhard E. Riecke and Diane Gromala},
  booktitle={Conference on Designing Interactive Systems},
  year={2012}
}
Sonic Cradle is a chamber of complete darkness where users shape a peaceful soundscape using only their respiration. This interactive system was designed to foster a meditative experience by facilitating users' sense of immersion while following a specific attentional pattern characteristic of mindfulness. The goal of Sonic Cradle is twofold: first, to trigger the proven effects of mindfulness on stress, and second, to help teach and demystify the concept of meditation for users' long-term… CONTINUE READING
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