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Biofeedback Revisited: Dynamic Displays to Improve Health Trajectories

  • Margaret Morris
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3962)

Abstract

This paper outlines an approach for prospective health technologies: systems that inspire changes in midlife to prevent onset and progression of disease. Motivational hooks related to wellness, appearance and relationship satisfaction are aligned with long term disease risks and supported through dynamic feedback displays. Wireless sensor networks, inferencing, ambient displays and mobile interfaces are explored to carry biofeedback into everyday life. Several examples of display concepts – created to facilitate self-regulation of social engagement, weight, physical exertion and stress reactivity – illustrate this approach. Future work will explore mind-body relationships and extend from informational displays to experiential feedback.

Keywords

Wireless Sensor Network Social Engagement Allostatic Load Mobile Interface Dynamic Display 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Morris
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  1. 1.Intel CorporationUSA

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