Improving Mindfulness and Personal Resilience through Technology

Speaker:  Luca Chittaro – Udine, Italy
Topic(s):  Web, Mobile and Multimedia Technologies

Abstract

Different activities that can be potentially embraced by almost any person such as physical exercise, deep and slow breathing or relaxation training have been shown to have beneficial effects on health, wellbeing, and personal resilience. Mindfulness practice allows people to gain further advantages (e.g., in terms of psychological health, social relationships, and performance at various tasks), and has become the subject of a large amount of health research with literally thousands of journal papers published. Nevertheless, people have difficulty in learning and/or in regularly engaging in exercises that improve their mindfulness and resilience, no matter how beneficial they could be to them. For these reasons, this talk will explore how to use computers (and especially mobile devices) to make such activities simpler to approach and more appealing, supporting people in engaging with and practicing them. The talk will also include practical case studies of applications designed and developed by my lab, and the methods used to assess their effectiveness. 

About this Lecture

Number of Slides:  60
Duration:  60 minutes
Languages Available:  English
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