“The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is co-funding an affordable, hi-tech, solution for managing stress that could help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), helping warfighters and potentially saving billions of dollars in associated medical costs, officials announced March 6,” Medical Xpress reports.
“ONR, in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is sponsoring development of the Stress Resilience Training System (SRTS), an iPad app training program that teaches Sailors and Marines to understand their stress responses and manage them by learning biofeedback techniques that work for their individual needs,” Medical Xpress reports. “Using only an iPad and a heart rate monitor clipped to one earlobe, the SRTS App comprises four sections: ‘Know How,’ which provides Sailors and Marines with information about stress and resilience and how to apply this knowledge to their missions; ‘Techniques,’ which explains how they can bring themselves into the best mental and physiological state possible to build resilience and achieve peak performance; ‘Games,’ which allows them to practice applying the resilience skills learned; and ‘Review,’ which helps them track their training progress.”
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