A mathematical model for personalized relaxation for stress management

Mohamad Eid, Hussein Al Osman, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Several researchers have highlighted the importance of studying stress and exploring methods to effectively reduce its harmful effects on human wellbeing. Biofeedback is an emerging technology being used as a legitimate preventive health care technique for achieving higher levels of well-being and can also be used for stress management. In this paper, we propose a mathematical model for personalizing relaxation techniques for stress management. The model considers both physiological reactions to various relaxation techniques and contextual information to optimize relaxation effectiveness. The long term objective is to teach users about what actually works best for them among several relaxation techniques. A case study for ubiquitous stress management application is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the model. The simulation results demonstrate the ability of the proposed model to provide users with feedback about what relaxation techniques work best for them as well as adapt to various environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeMeA 2013 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings
Pages201-206
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2013 - Gatineau, QC, Canada
Duration: Mar 4 2013Mar 5 2013

Publication series

NameMeMeA 2013 - IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings

Other

OtherIEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2013
CountryCanada
CityGatineau, QC
Period3/4/133/5/13

Keywords

  • Stress management
  • biofeedback
  • mathematical modeling
  • personalization
  • relaxation techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'A mathematical model for personalized relaxation for stress management'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this