Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Smart Biofeedback - Perspectives and Applications

Da-Yin Liao

Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations Group Co.

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Psychiatric Disorders Physiologic Disorders Socio-Emotional Interactions Advanced Clinical Biofeedback Smart Biofeedback Practices Smart Biofeedback Systems Smart Biofeedback Applications Posture/Sports Training Biofeedback Sensory Modalities Smart Biofeedback Survey Smart Biofeedback Effectiveness Smart Biofeedback Efficacy

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Smart biofeedback is an intelligent, autonomic feedback mechanism to let people smartly (1) observe their physiologic information such as muscle tension, blood pressure, heartbeat rates, and brainwave signals, (2) develop an awareness of their physiological reactions, and (3) learn to change these physiologic responses accordingly. The mechanism smartly helps people take responsibility for their cognitive, emotional, and behavioural changes for better health. Smart biofeedback is an intelligent learning process that utilizes various sensors to measure physiologic functions and parameters. Sensory data are collected, analyzed, and then fed back to the human sensor nervous system in an intelligent, direct and immediate way. Smart biofeedback utilizes a broad range of advanced technologies like wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, biomedical sensors, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, virtual reality, cybernetics, and so on, to smartly collect, analyze and feedback the physiologic data. As one of the popular self-care approaches, smart biofeedback has been applied in therapies of self-regulation of psychiatric and physiologic disorders, training of balance and mobility tasks, development of socio-emotional interactions, assessment of psychophysiological stress, and more. The applications of smart biofeedback are various and with promising perspectives in every area of our life.

This book will aim to provide the readers abreast of the research projects and clinical practices in smart biofeedback. Such readers include medical specialists, clinical practitioners, researchers, developers of smart biofeedback technologies, scholars and graduate students in the fields of biomedical engineering, medicine, physiotherapy, computer engineering, data science, and so on.

This book will intend to cover a wide range of topics in smart biofeedback, including, but not limited to, smart biofeedback therapies in psychiatric and physiologic disorders, smart biofeedback practices, smart biofeedback applications in posture and sports training, comprehensive surveys and perspectives of smart biofeedback, and others.
 

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Date completed: June 3rd 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: August 23rd 2020

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Review results due: November 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 10th 2021

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About the editor

Da-Yin Liao

Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations Group Co.

Edward Da-Yin Liao is currently the co-founder and CEO of Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations (SUII) Group Co., an intelligent solution innovator headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering and his MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1989, 1991, and 1994 respectively. He is creative and business-savvy, with more than two decades of progressive experience across a broad range of computer integration, automation, system engineering and management functions in semiconductor and high-tech industries. Since 2005, he has been the executives in a multimedia software startup in Taiwan, an RFID company in Silicon Valley, and a UK-based international mission-critical software company. Between 2001 and 2005, he was affiliated to the Department of Information Management at National Chi-Nan University and was also an adjunct assistant professor at National Chiao-Tung University, both in Taiwan. Before his professorship, he worked as a department manager and a senior director in the IT divisions of semiconductor foundry and TFT/LCD manufacturing companies for six years. He participated in and led the development of computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) and automation projects in four wafer fabs and one TFT/LCD fab. He has solid, full-stack knowledge of industrial backgrounds in executive positions with strong domain expertise in system architecture, process optimization, and business intelligence. He evangelizes deep learning, robotics, automation, Internet of Things (IoT), 5G wireless communications, and smart and healthy living. Edward is a member of IEEE and is a reviewer for several international journals and transactions. He has been invited to be session chair/co-chair and/or keynote speaker at many international conferences, and has published more than sixty (60) academic, peer-reviewed journal and conference papers.

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