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New Citations | How Sudoku Helps With Rehabilitation & More!

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Rehabilitation with Sudoku Sudoku, in the last 10 years, has seen a resurgence in popularity as a challenging logic game. Scientists have also fallen in love with the math puzzle, as a useful tool for neurorehabilitation and cognitive workouts. This study measured prefrontal cortical activity with a continuous-wave fNIR Imager to observe how participants solved the problems of a Sudoku puzzle. Read the full study: Sudoku Puzzle Differentially Activates Prefrontal Cortex: fNIRS Study (Patil Ashlesh, KK Deepak, Kochhar Kanwal Preet)

Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

While you cannot wear your heart on your sleeve, you can wear measurement tools on your sleeve to make sure your heart is healthy. Here, scientists were able to get reliable health data from electrodes sewn into shirts while participants stretched and performed athletic activities. Heart rate data was collected using BIOPAC’s MP160 and AcqKnowledge 5.0 software.  In the future, not only could a person be fashion forward but health conscious as well. Read the full study: Textile Electrocardiogram (ECG) Electrodes for Wearable Health Monitoring (Katya Arquilla, Andrea K. Webb, Allison P. Anderson)

Meditation Leads to Inner Happiness

Many different cultures across time have used meditation as a technique to help reduce anxiety. Researchers looking for data to show that meditation for 30 minutes actually reduces stress and increases positive brain waves, collected EEG signals using a BIOPAC BSL 2-Channel DAQ System to compare the data. Read the full study: Detection and Analysis of EEG Signals Before and After Meditation (Mallikarjun A. Hadli, Nikith K. Kottary, Pradyumna S. Acharya, Shwetha Baliga)

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Multimodal Workload Measurements | Combining fNIRS, ECG/HRV, Eye Tracking & Stimulus Presentation

There is overwhelming evidence that combining multiple physiological measures provides greater power to discriminate mental workload as well as other cognitive states. Researchers frequently acquire disparate data streams for studies in cognition, human factors, ergonomics, user experience, and more.

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