Biofeedback

What is biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a method to visualize and train physiological activity that results from the mind-body interface. By using these signals as real-time feedback, people can learn to become aware of usually unconscious processes, thereby being able to self-regulate physiological processes in order to improve health. 

The ultimate goal of biofeedback is to gain more control over physiological processes and influencing behavior that leads to misbalances in these processes. Biofeedback is about reaching optimal health across physical, mental and emotional states. It focuses on treating the cause of health problems, rather than treating symptoms.

Research shows that biofeedback, alone and in combination with other behavioral therapies, is effective for treating a variety of medical and psychological disorders. Please see the Assocation for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) review of efficacy ratings for an overview of biofeedback and neurofeedback applications.

Optimize physiological processes

The most common physiological signals that can be measured and trained during biofeedback training are:

How does a biofeedback session work?

During a biofeedback session real-time audiovisual feedback is provided based on normalized values. A client will be rewarded for success in terms of scores, by playing music or by showing a picture. It is even possible to provide feedback with a video game.

Measure

Identify the cause of the physiological misbalances  of the client and set the treatment plan.

Awareness

Visualize  one or more physiological signals and thereby showing interrelationship of the body and the mind.

Optimize

Provide real-time audiovisual feedback linked to the physiological state. A client is rewarded for success.

Monitor

Analyze physiological effects of one or multiple sessions.

What are the advantages?

  • Creating awareness of physiological processes
  • Active role and participation of the client
  • Holistic approach of body and mind
  • Non-pharmacological and non-invasive
  • Complementary to existing therapies

Types of biofeedback

We offer the following types of biofeedback which are useful for clinical application:

Biofeedback equipment

NeXus-10 MKII
  • Versatile solution for biofeedback incl. starter kit
  • Measure sEMG, pulse, respiration, skin conductance and temperature simultaneously
  • Easily add EEG neurofeedback
  • Reliable high quality signals and wireless data transfer
  • Comes with easy to use software
NeXus-4
  • Entry-level solution for biofeedback and neurofeedback incl. starter kit
  • Up to 2 channels EEG or sEMG
  • 2 channels for signals like pulse, respiration, skin conductance or temperature
  • Reliable high quality signals and wireless data transfer
  • Comes with easy to use software