DOD releases bio feedback app


The Department of Defense has released BioZen, a mobile application that helps service members use the therapeutic benefits of bio feedback.

The app displays real-time data from multiple body sensors and each sensor sends a separate signal to the phone, so users can see how their body is responding to their behavior.

BioZen was designed by the DOD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.


“Mastering biofeedback successfully is difficult and frustrating for many people,” said T2 psychologist Dr. David Cooper. “This app takes many of the large medical sensors found in a clinic and puts them in the hands of anyone with a smart phone. BioZen makes it easier for anyone to get started with biofeedback.”

The app is free for Android devices. It is built on an open source framework Bluetooth Sensor Processing for Android, also known as B-SPAN, developed by T2.

Users must purchase compatible medical sensors to use the app. A list of these sensors can be found at the BioZen website.

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