Kevin M. Passino

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

OSU Distinguished Scholar

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The Technology 4 Mental Health group uses health, social, and educational sciences, along with feedback control theory/engineering, to develop mental health treatments: Stress reduction, mood disorders (depression, bipolar illness), and attention (ADHD). EEG, PPG, heart rate/heart rate variability, and accelerometers enable bio-signal driven auto-generation/modulation of music/light for stress reduction or depression alleviation, and virtual reality or "adaptive ambience" provide multimodal sensory modulation for stress reduction. Approaches include mathematical modeling and analysis, feedback control theory, stability analysis, statistics, optimization, and computational analysis.