Biofeedback systems for stress reduction: Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field

Egon van den Broek, Joyce H.D.M. Westerink

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    Abstract

    Stress has recently been baptized as the black death of the 21st century, which illustrates its threat to current health standards. This article proposes biofeedback systems as a means to reduce stress. A concise state-ofthe-art introduction on biofeedback systems is given. The field of mental health informatics is introduced. A compact state-of-the-art introduction on stress (reduction) is provided. A pragmatic solution for the pressing societal problem of illness due to chronic stress is provided in terms of closed loop biofeedback systems. A concise set of such biofeedback systems for stress reduction is presented. We end with the identification of several development phases and ethical concerns.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, HealthInf 2012
    EditorsE. Conchon, C. Correia, A. Fred, H. Gamboa
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    PublisherSCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications
    Pages499-504
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-989-8425-88-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012

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    Keywords

    • METIS-285133
    • Biofeedback
    • BioSignals
    • Closed loop systems
    • IR-79721
    • EWI-21516
    • Neurofeedback
    • Stress
    • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
    • HMI-HF: Human Factors
    • HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
    • Mental healthcare

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    van den Broek, E., & Westerink, J. H. D. M. (2012). Biofeedback systems for stress reduction: Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field. In E. Conchon, C. Correia, A. Fred, & H. Gamboa (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, HealthInf 2012 (pp. 499-504). Portugal: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications.