iStim. A New Portable Device for Interoceptive Stimulation

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Abstract

The sense of the physiological condition of the entire organism (i.e. interoception) represents a fundamental perception that serves a correct and balanced functioning of the human body. Interoceptive information constitutes a core element in a variety of psycho-physiological systems and processes; therefore the possibility to consistently stimulate the interoceptive system with specifically targeted inputs has a fundamental value both in assessing and clinical settings. The article illustrates a new technological portable device able to delivered precise interoceptive parasympathetic stimuli to C-T afferents connected to the lamina I spinothalamocortical system. Interoceptive stimuli can be programmed in a variety of parameters, ranging from continuous stimulation to modulation of frequency and variance. Implications and possible applications are discussed in both assessing protocols and clinical treatments as well.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Pagine42-49
Numero di pagine8
Volume253
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018
Evento7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018 - usa
Durata: 9 gen 201810 gen 2018

Convegno

Convegno7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health, MindCare 2018
Cittàusa
Periodo9/1/1810/1/18

Keywords

  • Affective touch
  • C-Touch
  • C-fibers
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Interoception
  • Interoceptive stimulation

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