biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˈfēd-ˌbak \

Definition of biofeedback 

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (such as heartbeats or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

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These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018 These modules also incorporate heart-rate and breath-sensor data to provide users with biofeedback. Meeri Kim, courant.com, "Virtual Reality Helps Patients Ease Stress And Pain," 12 June 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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biofeedback

noun

English Language Learners Definition of biofeedback

: the technique of controlling things in your body (such as heartbeats or brain waves) with your conscious mind

biofeedback

noun
bio·​feed·​back | \-ˈfēd-ˌbak \

Medical Definition of biofeedback 

: the technique of making unconscious or involuntary bodily processes (as heartbeat or brain waves) perceptible to the senses (as by the use of an oscilloscope) in order to manipulate them by conscious mental control

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