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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics, HealthInf 2012|
|Editors||E. Conchon, C. Correia, A. Fred, H. Gamboa|
|Place of Publication||Portugal|
|Publisher||SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Feb 2012|
|Publisher||SciTePress - Science and Technology Publications|
- Closed loop systems
- HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
- HMI-HF: Human Factors
- HMI-CI: Computational Intelligence
- Mental healthcare
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.