Neuroadaptive meditation in the real world

Ilkka Kosunen, Antti Ruonala, Mikko Salminen, Simo Järvelä, Niklas Ravaja, Giulio Jacucci

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Meditation and mindfulness techniques are useful for both treatment of various disorders as well as improving the quality of life in general. Meditation offers intriguing possibilities for BCI as it is targeted at able-bodied general population and goes beyond the traditional explicit control BCI paradigm. In previous work, we have shown how neurofeedback can be successfully applied in a laboratory setting to improve the meditation experience. This position paper aims to expand this work in two ways. First, we explore the problems and issues that might arise when moving from the laboratory setting to the normal, everyday world. Second, we will consider the possibilities of extending the neurofeedback with other forms of physiological computing. Our position is that meditation and relaxation applications provide a perfect application area for bringing BCI into the real world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBCIforReal 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Workshop on An Application-Oriented Approach to BCI Out of the Laboratory, co-located with IUI 2017
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-4901-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 13 Mar 201716 Mar 2017
Conference number: 22


ConferenceInternational Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces
Abbreviated titleIUI


  • BCI
  • Meditation
  • Physiological computing
  • Virtual reality


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