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Development and Assessment of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Mobile Application


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This project is a continuation of the 2015 Major Qualifying Project (MQP), MBSR & College Students (Facchini et al., 2015), the 2017 Major Qualifying Project, Enhancing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Through a Mobile Application (Falzone et al., 2017), and the 2019 Interactive Qualifying Project, Mobile Application Development for Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Corbitt, 2020). This project involves the development of a mobile application that aims to provide Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) resources to people who are interested in mindfulness. MBSR is a meditation therapy that is often taught through an eight-week course aimed at helping people reduce their stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. People who are interested in practicing MBSR often join a course to learn breathing and meditation techniques. To disseminate mindfulness resources with greater accessibility, a mobile application will continue to be developed to aid people in practicing mindfulness. This project can be broken up into three phases: the research, the implementation, and the evaluation. The research phase has a two-fold goal: (1) to provide an extensive background into mindfulness techniques and the need and benefits of using them; (2) to research and learn formal app development methodologies. The implementation phase is comprised of two sub-phases: (1) the development of the frontend and backend of the mobile application to include new components; (2) to modify previously developed components. The evaluation phase consists of user studies to determine the usability, user experience, and performance of the mobile application. The results of the evaluations will provide insight to the developers on the functionality of the mobile application.

  • This report represents the work of one or more WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review.
  • E-project-031721-101230
  • 5806
  • 2021
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Date created
  • 2021-03-17
Resource type
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Last modified
  • 2022-05-16


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