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Improving emotional well-being through nature

Ahmad Basri, Nadzirah and Nik Hashim, Nik Nur Wahidah and Amir Hamzah, Ikhwan (2022) Improving emotional well-being through nature. In: 8th Inernational Conference on Mechatronics Engineeringg, 9-10 August 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract— Nature may be used as a treatment method for patients with mental disorders which has yet to be implemented despite numerous evidence showing that being in touch with nature links to increased happiness, positive affect, positive social interactions, and a sense of meaning and purpose in life, as well as reduced mental distress. This project focuses on demonstrating the benefits of nature towards improving emotional well-being of people based on the detection of Electrodermal Activity (EDA). EDA signals will be collected from the controlled and experimental participants for the identification of nature’s positive impact towards participants’ mental well-being. Raw signals will require pre-processing and feature extraction which will use an open-source Python toolkit called PyEDA. The project will also incorporate machine learning for EDA signal classification which also utilizes python open-source software. The results will be observed and studied based on its accuracy in classifying the EDA signals between the controlled and experimental conditions. This project will be heading towards improving mental health treatment by proving that incorporating the world’s most abundant resources, nature together with the incorporation of biosensors for mental health detection will help close the gap between mental health patients and clinicians.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Uncontrolled Keywords: EDA signal, mental health, nature exposure and KNN algorithm
Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Psychiatry
Depositing User: Dr Nadzirah Ahmad Basri
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2022 12:08
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2022 12:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/99792

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