Shelly Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Brian Mullen, PhD, Stacey Reynolds, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA; Effects of Deep Pressure Stimulation on Performance and Physiological Arousal: A Pilot Study of the Vayu Vest. Am J Occup Ther 2015;69(Supplement_1):6911515158p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO3096.
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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.
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