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New Citations | Utilizing VR and AcqKnowledge to Reduce Stress

 Impact of Green Space on Stress Reduction

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Research studies show that the increased exposure of urbanization, traffic noise and pollution has been correlated with increasing levels of stress. However, do greener, more natural environments provide the opposite effect, restoring human well-being and contributing in stress reduction? Researchers compared user experiences in Virtual Reality (VR) scenes with grassy spaces versus urban, concrete spaces. To test this theory, researchers used a MP Series Data Acquisition System and AcqKnowledge software to monitor, measure and record skin conductance levels of users in different VR environments to determine whether grassier environments provided more restorative effects over urban environments.

Read the Full Study: Trees, Grass, or Concrete? The Effects of Different Types of Environments on Stress Reduction (Huang, Yang, Jane, Li, and Bauer)

Attention Drifting and Avoiding Traffic Accidents

In Malaysia, 7000 lives and RM10 billion are lost every year due to road accidents. Attention drifting, the overtime decay of one’s attention while driving, is known to be one of the main causes of accidents. Looking into possible solutions, this study investigated how different types of sound alerts can help in the prevention of attention drifting. Attention drifting was measured with BIOPAC EEG amplifiers during a driving simulation and the brain activity was further generated using AcqKnowledge software.

Read the Full Study: Comparison of Meaningful Sound vs No Sound for Avoiding Attention Drifting Phenomenon While Driving (Super, Aminuddin, and Dom)

Art Therapy: Beneficial for Anxiety Reduction?

Art therapy is comprised of features that may be beneficial to women with anxiety disorders. This form of therapy is thought to promote relaxation, stress regulation, and cognitive regulation. To test the effectiveness of art therapy on anxiety reduction, this study utilized the MP Series Data Acquisition System and AcqKnowledge software to measure heart rate and heart rate variability in correlation to levels of stress reduction.

Read the Full Study: Anxiety Reduction Through Art Therapy in Women. Exploring Stress Regulation and Executive Functioning as Underlying Neurocognitive Mechanisms (Sonneville, Baars, Bourne, and Swaab)

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Add fNIRS Lessons to a C Series Imager Record NIRS measurements from the forehead and the forearm at two wavelengths, 730 nm for deoxy-Hb and 850 nm for oxy-Hb. Students embark on real-world NIRS research using a student-friendly approach in these four guided lessons covering nine experiments. COBI Modern makes NIRS experimentation easy for students […]

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New Citations | BIOPAC in EDA Research

Researchers utilize electrodermal activity (EDA) data in a wide array of protocols. These recent studies join thousands of BIOPAC citations for EDA and represent just a few of BIOPAC’s hardware options for wired, wireless, logged, or MRI protocols with reusable or disposable EDA accessories and AcqKnowledge software solutions for Automated EDA Analysis Routines and EDA Measurement Tools. Caffeine Delivery […]

EDA Guide Available

BIOPAC’s comprehensive EDA Guide provides an introduction to Electrodermal Activity (EDA or GSR) and details topics including: EDA Complex: SCL, SCR, tonic, phasic, specific SCR, non-specific SCR Participant Prep & Electrode Placement Data Recording tips Automated EDA Analysis Routines Digital input to Stim Events Stim-Response Analysis Derive Phasic EDA from Tonic Event-related EDA Analysis Locate […]

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