Smartphone-based Multisensory Biofeedback for Treating Chronic Pain

Motivational nondirective resonance breathing (MNRB) is an innovative smartphone-guided meditation treatment. This workshop will discuss the MNRB treatment design, present preliminary findings, and have hands-on demonstrations of MNRB treatment sessions using the MBS device.

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Both patients and healthcare professionals are in need of innovative means of effective chronic pain treatment practice, delivery, and evaluation. Using smartphone-based pain reporting and intervention delivery can improve pain management and compliance. Yet despite the high demand from both clinicians and patients for such pain treatment apps, currently available apps have been proven to lack clinical efficacy, scientific merit, innovative design, and easy usability.

Motivational nondirective resonance breathing (MNRB) is an innovative smartphone-guided meditation treatment developed by Charles Ethan Paccione, M.S., M.A., Ph.D. Fellow. MNRB is developed from the latest findings in pain physiology, motivational psychology, nondirective meditation, and cardiopulmonology. A multisensory biofeedback system (MBS) engineered by Marcin Czub, Ph.D. effectively delivers MNRB to users via a smartphone compatible respiration device. The MNRB app connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to the MBS device which is placed upon the diaphragm and guides users on how to use their attention and breadth to decrease pain, stress, and anxiety. The MBS registers and optimizes how well patients perform the treatment while recording breadth frequency, depth and volume. The MNRB app and MBS device can be downloaded and connected to any Android smartphone device and is applicable to anyone suffering from pain, anxiety, stress, or depression.

This workshop will discuss the MNRB treatment design, present preliminary findings from an ongoing randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the effectiveness of MNRB and the MBS device, and have hands-on demonstrations of MNRB treatment sessions using the MBS device.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this session, attendees will: 1) become aware of what many patients are searching for in regards to integrating mind-body smartphone based treatment interventions into their own pain care regimens; and 2) learn how to apply this technology in their own fields of expertise.

Prerequisites

None.

Target audience

Multidisciplinary audiences at all career stages

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Published Dec. 13, 2019 1:55 PM - Last modified Jan. 5, 2020 12:38 PM