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Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering

Joint Journal of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering in VDE and the Austrian and Swiss Societies for Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Dössel, Olaf

Editorial Board: Augat, Peter / Buzug, Thorsten M. / Haueisen, Jens / Jockenhoevel, Stefan / Knaup-Gregori, Petra / Kraft, Marc / Lenarz, Thomas / Leonhardt, Steffen / Malberg, Hagen / Penzel, Thomas / Plank, Gernot / Radermacher, Klaus M. / Schkommodau, Erik / Stieglitz, Thomas / Urban, Gerald A.


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Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.377

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Alternative light therapy with luminescent textiles

Evelyn Lempa
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  • Niederrhein University, Research Institute for Textile and Clothing, Webschulstraße 31, 41065 Mönchengladbach, Germany
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Published Online: 2017-09-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0097

Abstract

Current research shows, that light directly influences the course of the inner biological rhythm. Light synchronizes the biological clock by controlling the concentration of various hormones in the human body. A well-known example is the discharge of melatonine due to increased blue spectral parts in daylight. Light affects the quality of sleep, general performance and even the phenomenon Season Affected Disorder (SAD).

Keywords: Electroluminescence; Seasonal Affective Disorder; Bright Light Therapy

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Published Online: 2017-09-07


Citation Information: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 461–463, ISSN (Online) 2364-5504, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0097.

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