What I’m interested inBiofeedbackBiofeedback is the process of becoming aware of various physiologicalfunctions using instruments that provide information on the activity ofthose same systems, with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will.Processes that can be controlled include brainwaves, muscle tone, skinconductance, heart rate and pain perception.
Types of Biofeedback• Electromyography (EMG) biofeedback. This type gives you information about your body’s muscle tension so that you can practice relaxation.• Temperature (thermal) biofeedback. Sensors attached to your fingers or feet measure your skin temperature. Because your temperature often drops when you’re under stress, a low reading can prompt you to begin relaxation techniques.• Galvanic skin response training. Sensors measure the activity of your sweat glands and the amount of perspiration on your skin, alerting you to anxiety.• Heart rate variability biofeedback. This type of biofeedback, commonly used in commercial devices, helps you control your heart rate in an effort to improve blood pressure, lung function, and stress and anxiety.
Area of FocusHeart RateHeart rate is the number of heartbeats per unit of time, typically expressedas beats per minute (bpm). Heart rate can vary as the body’s need to absorboxygen and excrete carbon dioxide changes, such as during exercise or sleep.Assist in the diagnosis and tracking of medical conditions. It is also used byindividuals, such as athletes, who are interested in monitoring their heartrate to gain maximum efficiency from their training.
Head/neck• Carotid pulse: located in the neck (carotid artery). The carotid artery should be palpated gently and while the patient is sitting or lying down.• Facial pulse: located on the mandible (lower jawbone) on a line with the corners of the mouth (facial artery).• Temporal pulse: located on the temple directly in front of the ear (superficial temporal artery).
PrecedentsLie detection is the practice of determining whether someone is lying.Lie detection commonly involves the polygraph. Voice stress analysis may alsobe commonly used because it can be applied covertly to monitor voice record-ings. The polygraph detects changes in body functions not easily controlledby the conscious mind. These include bodily reactions like skin conductivityand heart rate.
What am I Making?A human network of feeling emotions physically. A devices that intercon-nected by communications channels that facilitate communications andallows sharing of emotion and bio information among interconnected humans.
How does it work?A user will have a collar attached to neck with a heart rate sensor that keepstrack of there bpm. The wearer has a wireless bracelet that transmits his orher biofeedback to another wearing the same device. Both wearers when neareach other will be able to feel one anothers heart rate.
Wrist band transmit heart rate Neck strap with heart rate sensor Motor that pulsates with other wearers bpm
GoalTo bring the human experience closer to a a collective experience to sharemotivates by at least one common issue or feeling to achieve a commonobjective or thought. Also to make the human experience tangible and toescape the feeling of being alone.