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...
Stress Reduction After Visiting Cats in a Cat Café
| Contributor(s):: Nicole L. Beasley
Research has attempted to induce stress and has been unsuccessful at demonstrating the efficacy of stress reduction. This may indicate that animal interaction is more beneficial when reducing longer-term stress rather than short-term stress, like what has been studied in the past. Additionally,...
"Take a Paws" with Therapy Dogs and Make it a Howling Success
| Contributor(s):: Peggy A. Pritchard
The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students
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| Contributor(s):: Emily Gerace
In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...
K9 Reading Buddies
K-9 Reading Buddies was born out of an experience Carole had with her late mother while hospitalized—a visit from a therapy dog, a golden retriever. Her mother was so delighted by the experience, she asked Carole to promise to get a golden retriever for her grandson Adam, then 2.Later,...
Tickling Rats: Differential Benefits for Pet Store Rats
| 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...