Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders

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Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders. / Sanchez, David Infante; Collins, Tim; Stone, Robert; Woolley, Sandra I.

2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012. 2012. p. 411-414 6379449.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Harvard

Sanchez, DI, Collins, T, Stone, R & Woolley, SI 2012, Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders. in 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012., 6379449, pp. 411-414, 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012, Beijing, China, 10/10/12. https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2012.6379449

APA

Sanchez, D. I., Collins, T., Stone, R., & Woolley, S. I. (2012). Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders. In 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012 (pp. 411-414). [6379449] https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2012.6379449

Vancouver

Sanchez DI, Collins T, Stone R, Woolley SI. Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders. In 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012. 2012. p. 411-414. 6379449 https://doi.org/10.1109/HealthCom.2012.6379449

Author

Sanchez, David Infante ; Collins, Tim ; Stone, Robert ; Woolley, Sandra I. / Cellular phone-based bofeedback to treat physical and mental disorders. 2012 IEEE 14th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services, Healthcom 2012. 2012. pp. 411-414

Bibtex

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