Journal article

Effect of Brief Biofeedback via a Smartphone App on Stress Recovery: Randomized Experimental Study

John F Hunter, Meryl S Olah, Allison L Williams, Acacia C Parks, Sarah D Pressman

JMIR Serious Games | JMIR PUBLICATIONS, INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Smartphones are often vilified for negatively influencing well-being and contributing to stress. However, these devices may, in fact, be useful in times of stress and, in particular, aid in stress recovery. Mobile apps that deliver evidence-based techniques for stress reduction, such as heart rate variability biofeedback (HRVB) training, hold promise as convenient, accessible, and effective stress-reducing tools. Numerous mobile health apps that may potentially aid in stress recovery are available, but very few have demonstrated that they can influence health-related physiological stress parameters (eg, salivary biomarkers of stress). The ability to recover swiftly from stress an..

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