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Method and Apparatus for Encouraging Physiological Self-Regulation Through Modulation of an Operator's Control Input to a Video Game or Training SimulatorApparatus and methods for modulating the control authority (i.e., control function) of a computer simulation or game input device (e.g., joystick, button control) using physiological information so as to affect the user's ability to impact or control the simulation or game with the input device. One aspect is to use the present invention, along with a computer simulation or game, to affect physiological state or physiological self-regulation according to some programmed criterion (e.g., increase, decrease, or maintain) in order to perform better at the game task. When the affected physiological state or physiological self-regulation is the target of self-regulation or biofeedback training, the simulation or game play reinforces therapeutic changes in the physiological signal(s).
Document ID
20020089607
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Palsson, Olafur S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Harris, Randall L., Sr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Pope, Alan T. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
September 17, 2002
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
US-Patent-6,450,820|NASA-Case-LAR-15817-1
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-143028|US-Patent-Appl-SN-612412
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