Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Is more tech better?

Dr Abigail Millings
Dr Abigail Millings from CATCH has published a paper examining whether online interventions for the management of stress can be improved by adding wearable biosensors for the purposes of tracking and biofeedback relaxation exercises. The mixed methods study found that an online program for stress management was more effective without, rather than with, the sensors. However, the sensors were prototypes, and not wholly reliable, and this is the likely reason for the pattern of results found. Interviews with participants suggest that the sensors have potential, and people particularly enjoyed using them for biofeedback exercises.

You ca read more here in this open access publication.

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