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Mobile Heart Health: Project Highlight
April-June 2009 (vol. 8 no. 2)
pp. 57-61
To address psychosocial risks of cardiovascular disease, we integrated on-the-body sensors with mobile therapies for "just-in-time" stress management. Breathing visualizations and cognitive reappraisal cues appeared on the cell phone when a wireless ECG detected deviations from an individuals' baseline heart rate variability. Reactions from participants validated this concept and highlighted the need for a broader array of therapies and applications that could be shared within relationships and communities.

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Index Terms:
mobile therapies, biosensing, biofeedback, stress, preventive medicine, mobility, psychocardiology, ECG, heart rate variability
Margaret Morris, Farzin Guilak, "Mobile Heart Health: Project Highlight," IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 57-61, April-June 2009, doi:10.1109/MPRV.2009.31
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