Behavior Research Methods & Instrumentation

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 459–463 | Cite as

A semi-automated system for biofeedback-assisted relaxation therapy

  • Alan T. Pope
  • Charles D. Gersten
Instrumentation & Techniques


A semi-automated system is described for use in research in biofeedback-assisted muscular relaxation therapy. The system employs a cassette tape recorder for presentation of instructions and for program control signals, programming modules for timing and gating EMG feedback and EMG recording intervals, a Kodak Carousel programmer to interface the cassette recorder with the programming system, and an EMG processor wired for external timing of feedback and counting of averaged EMG activity. A description of the current functioning of the system is presented, along with possible extensions.


Relaxation Therapy Systematic Desensitization Exercise Instruction Logic Control System Relaxation Interval 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan T. Pope
    • 1
  • Charles D. Gersten
    • 1
  1. 1.FDR VA HospitalMontrose

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