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Our study aimed to identify possible associations between measures of physiological and behavioral data in children with feeding disorders during treatment. We found that all children demonstrated an average normal heart rate during the feeding appointments, all children demonstrated a primarily neutral emotion, and that three out of four participants had a brief elevation in heart rate that exceeded the normal range. In the future we would like to further investigate the possible effects of environmental factors at play (i.e., food, electronics) during meals that may correlate with elevations in heart rate.
pediatric feeding, physiological response, emotional expression, biosensor
Kramer, Margaret A.; Phipps, Laura Elizabeth; Gehringer, James E.; and Arce, Walker, "Measuring Physiological Responses and Emotional Expression during Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Pilot Study" (2022). Posters: 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program. 23.