Poster Session  |   July 2015
Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation on Performance and Physiological Arousal: A Pilot Study of the Vayu Vest
Author Affiliations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Therapeutic Systems, Amherst, Massachusetts
Article Information
Intellectual Disabilities / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation on Performance and Physiological Arousal: A Pilot Study of the Vayu Vest
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515158p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3096
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515158p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3096
Abstract

Date Presented 4/17/2015

This study tested the effects of deep pressure, applied through an inflatable vest, on autonomic arousal in typical adults. Results indicate that deep pressure can reduce sympathetic arousal and can increase parasympathetic arousal and may be useful with diagnostic groups that exhibit overarousal or anxiety.