IoT Applications to Cure TTH Using Different Biofeedback: A Statistical Approach in Healthcare

IoT Applications to Cure TTH Using Different Biofeedback: A Statistical Approach in Healthcare

Rohit Rastogi (Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India & ABES Engineering College, India) and Devendra Kumar Chaturvedi (Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2139-7.ch010
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The most common type of primitive headache is the tension type headache (TTH). The focus of complete research work was to compare the impression of EMG, GSR and EEG integrated biofeedback on stress due to headache and quality-of-life of the subjects under consideration. EMG biofeedback (BF) and galvanic skin resistance (GSR) are considered effective therapy for headaches. There are no such comparative effects of visual and auditory EMG biofeedback for headaches. Twenty subjects were subjected to EEG therapy. The variables for stress (pain) and SF-36(Quality of life) scores were recorded at starting point, 30 days and 90 days after the starting of GSR and EMG-BF therapy.
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More than half of the world experiences TTH in one form or the other. It has been called by different names over the years for example tension headache, muscle contraction, etc. (Cassel, 1997).

It is not accompanied by nausea or vomiting and is also not affected by physical factors. Thus, one will continue to do his daily task without even knowing if he is suffering from such headache or not. It also does not have any visual disturbances.

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Biofeedback Therapy: the process of collecting knowledge about the different psychological functions using some specific instruments. The major objective is to control and manipulate these functions. Some of these controllable functions or processes are important body functions like skin conductance, brainwaves, heart rate, pain perception, and muscle tone. It may also be used to rectify psychological changes related to altering emotions, thoughts, and human behaviour. This therapy is useful for treating migraines and headaches.

Sensor Modalities: are very high accurate instruments to record physiological activity through body functions like brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature.

IoT: a technology that has made the non-connecting appliance as a connectivity appliance. The appliances that contain technology that helps us to communicate with human and technology. Let us take some example like the GPS is the latest technology that is inbuilt in car help the driver to make it easy to travel within the road, i.e. it is that technology in which we require internet base technique.

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