Harnessing Technology for Mental Well-being: An EEG Comparison of VR and Mobile-Based Mindfulness Meditation Interventions

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2024-01-03
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Kim, Yeongseo
Boo, Chaeeun
Suh, Ayoung
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As digital technology becomes increasingly integrated into daily life, its potential to enhance mental well-being is transforming the landscape of mental health care. Of particular interest is the rise of virtual reality (VR) technology. However, empirical research exploring VR’s influence on mental well-being is limited. This study aimed to fill this gap by conducting a one-factor, between-subject experiment involving 60 participants, comparing the effects of VR and mobile-based mindfulness meditation interventions. Data were collected using self-report assessments and electroencephalograms. The findings suggest that VR-based mindfulness meditation significantly enhances subjective well-being by reducing anxiety and nervousness. However, mobile-based mindfulness meditation was found to be more effective than VR-based mindfulness meditation in improving psychological well-being. These results not only contribute to the growing research in digital mental health care, but also provide new insights into the therapeutic potential of VR technology, underscoring its importance for future interventions in mental health care.
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Personal Health Management with Digital Solutions, eeg, mental well-being, psychological well-being, subjective well-being, vr-based mindfulness meditation
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Proceedings of the 57th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
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