Breathing Television: A Breathing Controlled Multimedia Player for Reducing Breathing Rate


We have designed a breathing paced television; a television that plays content in sync with users’ activity of exhaling through pursed lips, to achieve better motivation and compliance of such exercises. Described system has been tested with control group who have watched the same video. Breathing rate reduction was significantly higher in active group (54.48% ± 8.34%) than in control group (6.84% ± 17.21%), however, the proposed method of watching television is obviously not as trivial as watching television per se.

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Leskovsek, M. , Pušenjak, N. , Lasic, A. and Ravnik, D. (2014) Breathing Television: A Breathing Controlled Multimedia Player for Reducing Breathing Rate. Open Journal of Respiratory Diseases, 4, 111-118. doi: 10.4236/ojrd.2014.44015.

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