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MeditAid: a wearable adaptive neurofeedback-based system for training mindfulness state

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MeditAid : a wearable adaptive neurofeedback-based system for training mindfulness state. / Sas, Corina; Chopra, Rohit.

In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol. 19, No. 7, 10.2015, p. 1169-1182.

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Sas, Corina ; Chopra, Rohit. / MeditAid : a wearable adaptive neurofeedback-based system for training mindfulness state. In: Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 2015 ; Vol. 19, No. 7. pp. 1169-1182.

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