Stress Resilience App Developed for U.S. Military Now Available for Download

Stress Resilience App Developed for U.S. Military
Stress Resilience App Developed for U.S. Military Now Available through the Apple App Store -- Software that helps warfighters manage and even benefit from stress can now help anybody.

The Stress Resilience Training System (SRTS), an app designed to provide resilience training for military personnel by Perceptronics Solutions, Inc., is now available through the Apple App Store for anyone with an iPad.

SRTS helps people develop self-regulation skills that can enhance performance in stressful environments, while also mitigating the negative effects of stress exposure at work and in life. The app uses an innovative game-based technology in a user-friendly interface. With a special focus on improving human performance, SRTS pairs knowledge about stress with advanced heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback to help regulate the body's neurophysiological reaction to stress. The process mirrors the way experienced persons adapt to stress -- by utilizing stress productively through self-awareness of their stress state and self-regulation of stress effects.

The military today is very concerned with decreasing the negative effects of stress, which can both impede immediate performance and cause long-term harm. At the same time, the military realizes that stress can be productive if its energy is properly utilized. SRTS was designed to achieve both these ends, and evaluations of the SRTS app within military and law enforcement populations have shown the effectiveness of the system.

"Because the principles of building stress resilience are the same for everybody, we decided to introduce the military version of the iPad app commercially," said Perceptronics Solutions' principal scientist Dr. Gershon Weltman. "SRTS will appeal to people who care about high performance in stressful environments; its self-paced learning and portability make it ideal for professionals in high-stakes jobs such as first responders, law enforcement, corrections, healthcare professionals, corporate executives, and athletes."

SRTS for iPad is available in the Apple App Store for $89.99 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id992304921). The needed HRV sensor for iPad is sold separately. To order the sensor and learn more about the app users should visit www.trainresilience.com. The app requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with the iPad and iPad mini.

Perceptronics Solutions developed SRTS in collaboration with HeartMath Institute and Ease Interactive, Inc. Funding was from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) through the Defense Department's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and evaluations of the software were funded by DARPA, the Office of Naval Research, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. Perceptronics Solutions' mission is to apply advanced technology to improve individual and team performance, and the company specializes in software for decision support and autonomous system control, as well as resilience training. Learn more at www.percsolutions.com.

SOURCE Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.
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