Real-time brain feedback can help people overcome anxiety | KurzweilAI
People provided with a real-time readout of activity in specific regions of their brains can learn to control that activity and lessen their anxiety, say Yale researchers.
They used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to display the activity of the orbitofrontal cortex (a brain region just above the eyes) to subjects while they lay in a brain scanner.
Through a process of trial and error, these subjects were gradually able to learn to control their brain activity. This led both to changes in brain connectivity and to increased control over anxiety. These changes were still present several days after the training.
Extreme anxiety associated with worries about dirt and germs is characteristic of many patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Hyperactivity in the orbitofrontal cortex is seen in many of these individuals.

Real-time brain feedback can help people overcome anxiety | KurzweilAI

People provided with a real-time readout of activity in specific regions of their brains can learn to control that activity and lessen their anxiety, say Yale researchers.

They used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to display the activity of the orbitofrontal cortex (a brain region just above the eyes) to subjects while they lay in a brain scanner.

Through a process of trial and error, these subjects were gradually able to learn to control their brain activity. This led both to changes in brain connectivity and to increased control over anxiety. These changes were still present several days after the training.

Extreme anxiety associated with worries about dirt and germs is characteristic of many patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Hyperactivity in the orbitofrontal cortex is seen in many of these individuals.

2020:

Sofie Surgical Robot Provides Haptic Feedback to Surgeons
One of the distinctive properties of Sofie is the ‘force feedback’, i.e.  ‘tactile feedback’ in the joysticks with which the surgeon operates.  This counter pressure enables a surgeon to feel exactly what force he  applies when making a suture or pushing aside a bit of tissue. The  finishing touch of this, the control of the force feedback, is being  developed.

2020:

Sofie Surgical Robot Provides Haptic Feedback to Surgeons

One of the distinctive properties of Sofie is the ‘force feedback’, i.e. ‘tactile feedback’ in the joysticks with which the surgeon operates. This counter pressure enables a surgeon to feel exactly what force he applies when making a suture or pushing aside a bit of tissue. The finishing touch of this, the control of the force feedback, is being developed.

One heavily studied device is an armband made by Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia Inc. The device, worn by contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” reality show, is sold as GoWear fit by BodyMedia and as the bodybugg by health-club company 24 Hour Fitness Inc.’s Apex Fitness Group unit. The armband detects not just motion but also skin temperature, heat flux, or the amount of heat leaving the body, and galvanic skin response — a measure of electrical conductivity that changes when you sweat. The information is fed into mathematical equations programmed into the device and aimed at estimating your total daily calorie burn. (via Burn Notice: How Accurate Are Devices That Track Calories Used? - WSJ.com)

One heavily studied device is an armband made by Pittsburgh-based BodyMedia Inc. The device, worn by contestants on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” reality show, is sold as GoWear fit by BodyMedia and as the bodybugg by health-club company 24 Hour Fitness Inc.’s Apex Fitness Group unit. The armband detects not just motion but also skin temperature, heat flux, or the amount of heat leaving the body, and galvanic skin response — a measure of electrical conductivity that changes when you sweat. The information is fed into mathematical equations programmed into the device and aimed at estimating your total daily calorie burn. (via Burn Notice: How Accurate Are Devices That Track Calories Used? - WSJ.com)

Anarkik 3D, Haptics and eightbar (via andypiperuk)
The demos use a Novint Falcon gaming controller. To quote Anarkik, it is “like a small grounded ‘robot’ and provides the ‘force feedback’ that gives the uncanny sense of touching a virtual object. This device replaces the mouse and also provides more natural and coherent movement in 3 dimensions.”