Mixed-reality-based human-animal interaction can relieve mental stress
| Contributor(s):: Na, H., Dong, S. Y.
INTRODUCTION: Interacting with animals has been demonstrated to possess the healing benefits to humans. However, there are limitations in physical interaction due to COVID-19 and safety issues. Therefore, as an alternative, we created mixed-reality (MR)-based human-animal interaction (HAI)...
Mixed Reality-Based Interaction between Human and Virtual Cat for Mental Stress Management
| Contributor(s):: Na, H., Park, S., Dong, S. Y.
Human-animal interaction (HAI) has been observed to effectively reduce stress and induce positive emotions owing to the process of directly petting and interacting with animals. Interaction with virtual animals has recently emerged as an alternative due to the limitations in general physical...
Tickling Rats: Differential Benefits for Pet Store Rats
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| Contributor(s):: Whitney Blankenberger
Animal welfare and the effects of the human-animal bond are becoming increasingly important to researchers and the public. Animal use in biomedical research is indispensable and inevitably creates stressful situations for the animals. One way to mediate this stress and improve rat welfare is by...