Trækvejret: A Kinetic Device Encouraging Bodily Reflection

Vanessa Julia Carpenter, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark; Tomas Sokoler, IT University, Copenhagen, Denmark; Nikolaj Dzl Møbius, Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark; Dan Overholt, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark

A flexible wooden device, "Trækvejret" which emulates a slow rate of breathing is placed in a coffee break room. This work examines related works on reflection, triggering reflection, and breathing and biofeedback technologies. We demonstrate how simple technology such as Trækvejret, which does not measure or give feedback about a user's breathing can nonetheless potentially be useful and provoking, encouraging reflection and potentially, behaviour change.

TEI '19 Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction
Pages 399-406

Tempe, Arizona, USA — March 17 - 20, 2019
ACM New York, NY, USA ©2019
table of contents ISBN: 978-1-4503-6196-5