Western Association for Biofeedback and Neuroscience — Spring 2017 47 treatment can be. Drs. Schummer and Othmer gave exceptional talks that encouraged and inspired the audience. Presentation: Transformative technology: New Wearables and Apps for Biofeedback Presenter: George Von Bozzay, PhD Student reviewer: Lucia Foster-Engen Dr. George von Bozzay, founder and director of the Biofeedback Institute of San Francisco, delivered a lecture demonstrating the rate at which new biofeedback technology is replacing what we thought was the most advanced technology. As Bozzay reminded us, the old technology was limited to autogenic stand-alone devices that were susceptible to artifacts and did not offer patients a chance to improve their awareness unless they were hooked up to the equipment in the practitioner’s office. Today, the new wearable biofeedback devices make it easier for patients not only to increase their awareness of their autonomic systems, but also to have easy and affordable access to the most up-to-date technology available for home training. Von Bozzay displayed a series of devices he believes are the best biofeedback applications on the market today, includ- ing the following: • eSense - has a good graph and is good for measuring GDR/EDR and temperature; • Azumio - uses the camera lens on smartphones to measure heart rate; • Apple Watch - also a good device to measure heart rate using the sensors on the bottom of the watch that touches the wrist; • Inner Balance (HeartMath) - seems to be a top option For HRV/respiration, for home practice; • The Chirp (SoMaxis) - a wireless button electrode that is placed on the skin for EMG measurement; • The Neurosky headset - a good device to measure EEG; • The Spire - a good option for respiration training, since it uses respiration to monitor calm, focused, and tense breathing throughout the day. Von Bozzay’s lecture kept the audience engaged and interested, and many attendees were able to talk to him after the workshop and test the various devices themselves. These new wearable and smartphone applications should be of special interest for prac- titioners in the field of biofeedback, since our specialty relies on up-to-date technology to deliver treatment. The more current the devices are, the more engaging the interfaces are. Further, the more affordable and accessible the applications are, the more biofeed- back will continue to expand and become a mainstream intervention. Wearable and