Research and Developments

Today’s technology allows meditators to use digital tools that help them reach that level faster, much in the same way as meditation techniques such as Transcendental Meditation do. There is a wide array of meditation technology currently being developed and already in use. However, the most popular technology among those who meditate is apps. Applications can be downloaded onto most smart devices, such as phones, tablets, laptops, computers and even TVs. Therefore, we can make use of meditation apps almost everywhere we go.Unfortunately, these apps have some limitation in terms of human-computer interaction. The current available solutions only allows passive audio-video experience for the users. In contrast, our research results show that the sense of smell plays an important role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, and meditation. Therefore our aim to bring the smell experience together with audio-visual contents and develop a neurofeedback device for sensory meditation practices.