BIOFEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR STRESS REDUCTION - Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field

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


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-of-the-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.


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L. van den Broek E. and H. D. M. Westerink J. (2012). BIOFEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR STRESS REDUCTION - Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: BSSS, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-88-1, pages 499-504. DOI: 10.5220/0003894904990504

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author={Egon L. van den Broek and Joyce H. D. M. Westerink},
title={BIOFEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR STRESS REDUCTION - Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: BSSS, (BIOSTEC 2012)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: BSSS, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - BIOFEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR STRESS REDUCTION - Towards a Bright Future for a Revitalized Field
SN - 978-989-8425-88-1
AU - L. van den Broek E.
AU - H. D. M. Westerink J.
PY - 2012
SP - 499
EP - 504
DO - 10.5220/0003894904990504