Pulse wave biofeedback is a technique that utilizes real-time monitoring and feedback of a person's pulse wave to promote self-regulation
and improve physiological functioning. It involves the measurement and analysis of the pulse waveform, typically through specialized biofeedback
devices or sensors.
During pulse wave biofeedback, sensors are placed on the body to detect the pulse and capture the pulse waveform. The waveform represents the
changes in blood volume and arterial pressure with each heartbeat. This information is then processed and presented to the individual in
real-time through visual or auditory feedback.
The feedback allows individuals to gain awareness and control over their physiological responses, particularly those related to cardiovascular
function. By observing their pulse waveform and receiving feedback, individuals can learn to modulate their heart rate, heart rate variability,
and other cardiovascular parameters. The goal is to achieve a more coherent and balanced physiological state.
Pulse wave biofeedback has been used in various applications, including stress management, anxiety reduction, performance enhancement,
and cardiovascular health improvement. By learning to self-regulate their cardiovascular responses, individuals may experience benefits
such as reduced stress, improved emotional well-being, and enhanced overall physiological functioning.
It's important to note that pulse wave biofeedback is typically utilized as part of a comprehensive treatment approach and is often
guided by trained healthcare professionals or biofeedback practitioners.
The biofeedback method involves the intentional control of body functions to improve them and address pathology using electronic
devices that record and transform information about the state of human organs and systems into visual and auditory signals that can
be consciously perceived. To activate the biofeedback module, select the corresponding menu item in the Recorder window, which will
open the module tab.
The module's algorithm is designed to allow patients to observe the pulse wave, hear a sound signal whose tone depends on the heartbeat
frequency, and observe the movement of a red ball on a colored field. The position of the ball on the vertical axis reflects the magnitude
of the cardiointerval between the patient's two heartbeats in real-time. The green color of the field indicates a range within the
normal values (based on the patient's age and gender). The yellow color represents a range exceeding the norm, while the blue color
represents a range below the norm.