Can a Technology Teach Meditation? Experiencing the EEG Headband InteraXon Muse as a Meditation Guide

Caroline Stockman

Abstract


Mobile and wearable technology now offers new avenues for technology-supported meditation practice and learning. Through a qualitative-dominant con-vergent parallel design, this study explored new empirical findings on the human perception of such technology-guided meditation training. A purposive sample of six participants trialled the device in several sessions during three weeks. Post-use, they commend the device for prompting self-guided learning. They highlight the importance of personalisation and adaptivity in educational technology, befit-ting Western pedagogical thought. Though these are guiding principles in current technology development, as they are believed to improve learning efficiency, they also prove crucial to user satisfaction and continued use of these technologies of the self.

Keywords


EEG headbands; meditation;, technology; qualitative; human-technology relationship

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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