Breathing Dynamic Modelling for Body Mind Interaction in Students
BYMBOS (Breathing Dynamic Modelling for Body Mind Interaction in Students)
BYMBOS is a multi-disciplinary project funded by the UPF Wellbeing initiative that aims to describe the probability to develop musculoskeletal conditions related to physical and psychological stress. BYMBOS will develop a proof of concept based on the interaction among breathing, posture and stress. In order to define the dynamic system regulating this interaction we will use the technology of the motion capture laboratory of UPF.
- First of all it will provide evidence of the triangular link among breathing, stress and posture. Improved/informed learning process from the aspect of stress awareness and resilience mechanisms contributes to the whole field of education, but it must be addressed at its core – awareness of physiological response to stress. In academic environments, all students experience stress but most never learn how to manage it effectively and their poor self-regulatory behaviours persist into adulthood affecting quality of life and contributions to society. For them the simple fact of being aware of a possible solution to their problems could already trigger a positive effect over them. However, BYMBOS will go further, identify the basic interaction between physical and psychological stress allowing the planification of alternative therapy including both at psychological and physical level.
- Secondly BYMBOS will provide a basis for modelling of these relations and therefore predict the future developments based on present decisions. This kind of dynamic modelling will allow constant monitoring of the subjects and control of how the decisions taken today will affect the future situation. This might be used by both students and teachers. Especially the last ones can use this tool to help students understand their situation and eventually lead them through a process of self-regulation.