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Abstract: In modern life, the nonstop and pervasive stress tends to keep us on long-lasting high alert, which over time, could lead to a broad range of health problems from depression, metabolic disorders to heart diseases. However, there is a stunning lack of practical tools for effective stress management that can help people navigate through their daily stress. This paper presents the feasibility evaluation of StressHacker, a smartwatch-based system designed to continuously and passively monitor one’s stress level using bio-signals obtained from the on-board sensors. With the proliferation of smartwatches, StressHacker is highly accessible and suited for daily use. Our preliminary evaluation is based on 300 hours of data collected in a real-life setting (12 subjects, 29 days). The result suggests that StressHacker is capable of reliably capturing daily stress dynamics (precision = 86.1%, recall = 91.2%), thus with great potential to enable seamless and personalized stress management.

Learning Objective 1: Exploring the possibilities and feasibility of using wearbables to advance the automation and personalization of stress management.

Authors:

Tian Hao (Presenter)
IBM Research

Kimberly Walter, IBM Research
Marion Ball, IBM Research
Hung-yang Chang, IBM Research
Si Sun, IBM Research
XinXin Zhu, IBM Research

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