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Visual Melodies: Interactive Installation for Creating a Relaxing Environment in a Healthcare Setting


Chen, AY-C and Bongers, B and Iedema, R, Visual Melodies: Interactive Installation for Creating a Relaxing Environment in a Healthcare Setting, Proceedings of OZCHI 2009: 21st Annual Conference of the Australian Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia, 23-27 NOvember 2009, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 361-364. ISBN 978-1-60558-854-4 (2009) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright 2009 ACM

DOI: doi:10.1145/1738826.1738897


This short paper presents an overview of our Visual Melodies installation through two of the themes we have created, the ‘Sea Theme’ and ‘Night Sky Theme’. Visual Melodies utilises sound and moving images with the aim of inducing relaxation and stress relief. The key contribution of this project will be to create a relaxing and supportive therapeutic environment for visitors in healthcare settings. Participants will be able to sit on a sofa, listen to the music and control the moving images and sounds using wireless controllers. A computer programme has also been developed to interface sensors with animations, allowing people to interact and play with the installation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:therapeutic environment, relaxation, motion images, interactive installation, waiting room, hospital
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Other language, communication and culture
Research Field:Other language, communication and culture not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
UTAS Author:Iedema, R (Professor Rick Iedema)
ID Code:94207
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2014-09-03
Last Modified:2014-10-20

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