Life-Style Stress Monitor
Advisor: John Oliver
Students: Student teams listed in description
Stress is an inevitable part of a person’s life and being overly stressed can lead to a host of health issues. When this capstone team took on the project, they found that a portable stress measurement device was not available to everyday consumers. Their goal was clear -- develop a wearable prototype device that could measure a person's daily stress level. "We figured as college students, we were uniquely quallified in that area," said team member and project lead Ryan Moelter.
The students went to work developing a program that took the raw stress measurement data like quantity of sweat and heart rate to assess a person's level of stress. As a partnership with the Cal Poly Kinesiology department, the students from that program hope to test the practicality of the prototype and provide feedback.
"The device measures body stress similar to a polygraph," said Moelter. "Except with our device, you're alerted to your own stress so you can take actions to calm down and relax."
Pictured above Team members Drew Balthazor (back) & Ryan Moelter (foreground) testing the device and monitoring the data being collected.
For more information:
jyoliver(place an 'at' sign here)calpoly.edu