Social and Competition Stress Detection with Wristband Physiological Signals

Mert Sevil • Iman Hajizadeh • Sediqeh Samadi • Jianyuan Feng • Caterina Lazaro • Nicole Frantz • Xia Yu • Rachel Brandt • Zacharie Maloney • Ali Cinar

10:45 - 11:30 | Wednesday 10 May 2017 | Einstein Auditorium Foyer



Stress causes many physiological changes in the body and has significant effects on physiology. Various types of acute stress include social, competition, emotional and mental stress. Several studies and experiments have been conducted to investigate stress detection and measurement with physiological signals. We designed social and competition stress experiments to test our algorithms to discriminate between stress and non-stress states with physiological signals from an Empatica wristband. The algorithms were successful in detecting the presence of stress with approximately 87% accuracy.