Stress is ubiquitous
in our contemporary society
Stress is a common problem in our contemporary society, especially among students and professionals. The pressure and demand to deliver excellent results in their studies or at their work places is constantly growing. To overcome this pressure, plenty of them are using wearables as smart watches or fitness tracker along with their smartphones to monitor their daily activities and to measure physiological data. This data can provide valuable outcome to detect and prevent from possible stressors, but there is a lack of mobile applications unifying the variety of measurements to an user-friendly and self-supporting tool.
The goal of project Stila is to provide students and professionals with personalized recommendations aiming at improving their learning performances. To achieve this, stress development of students and professionals needs to be monitored during theirs learning activities. Project Stila contributes a mobile application, which uses heart rate data provided by state-of-the-art fitness tracker to measure computed stress, that is defined as the stress computationally derived from instantaneous measures of stress symptoms obtained by non-invasive methods.