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Calming Children When Drawing Blood Using Breath-based Biofeedback

Title data

Sonne, Tobias ; Merritt, Timothy ; Marshall, Paul ; Lomholt, Johanne J. ; Müller, Jörg ; Grønbaek, Kaj:
Calming Children When Drawing Blood Using Breath-based Biofeedback.
In: Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. - New York : ACM , 2017 . - pp. 725-737
ISBN 978-1-4503-4922-2
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3064663.3064742

Abstract in another language

Blood sampling is a common and necessary procedure in the treatment and of a variety of diseases. However, it often results in painful and stressful experiences for children. Designed together with domain experts, Pufferfish is a breath-controlled biofeedback game technology with bespoke airflow sensor that aims to calm
children during blood sampling procedures. An initial randomized controlled trial was conducted in which 20 children aged 6 - 11 were assigned to one of two conditions involving either passive distraction (watching a video) or active distraction using the Pufferfish prototype. Medical staff rated Pufferfish significantly more useful in facilitating the blood sampling procedure compared to passive distraction. Qualitative feedback from patients, parents, and medical staff identified aspects that impact the acceptance of breath-based active distraction. Our study highlights the potential of non-pharmacological assistive technology tools to reduce fearand pain for children undergoing painful or stressful medical treatment.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Mathematics, Physics und Computer Science > Department of Computer Science > Lehrstuhl Angewandte Informatik VIII > Lehrstuhl Angewandte Informatik VIII - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 000 Computer Science, information, general works > 000 Generalities, Science
000 Computer Science, information, general works > 004 Computer science
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 07:27
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2019 07:27
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/42119