Issue No. 03 - March (2002 vol. 35)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.989931
<p>Modern physiologic data detection relies on the direct application of sensors to the body's surface.Electrophysiologically interactive computer systems combine physiological sensing technologies with interactive computer applications to support diverse monitoring and training disciplines,including systems design and evaluation,medical diagnostics and rehabilitation,hazardous awareness monitoring, psychophysiological conditioning, dynamic interface reconfiguration, and affective computing. They provide usability metrics and form the backbone of brain-computer interfaces, prosthetics, andother hands-free control technologies.The author has identified two basic electrophysiologically interactive systems:Monitoring systems quantify or measure an electrophysiologic signal of interest against some scale, such as the direct measurement of blood pressure or the continuous monitoring of heart rate over a specified period of time. Training systems feed back physiologic information to a subject in real time to enable operant conditioning or instrumental learning of control to occur a process commonly known as biofeedback.</p>
J. Allanson, "Electrophysiologically Interactive Computer Systems," in Computer, vol. 35, no. , pp. 60-65, 2002.