Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Second International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Santa Clara, CA, USA, October 25-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Activity-Aware Mental Stress Detection Using Physiological Sensors

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-29336-8_16,
        author={Feng-Tso Sun and Cynthia Kuo and Heng-Tze Cheng and Senaka Buthpitiya and Patricia Collins and Martin Griss},
        title={Activity-Aware Mental Stress Detection Using Physiological Sensors},
        proceedings={Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services. Second International ICST Conference, MobiCASE 2010, Santa Clara, CA, USA, October 25-28, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={MOBICASE},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Mental stress electrocardiogram galvanic skin response physical activity heart rate variability decision tress Bayes net support vector machine stress classifier},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-29336-8_16}
    }
    
  • Feng-Tso Sun
    Cynthia Kuo
    Heng-Tze Cheng
    Senaka Buthpitiya
    Patricia Collins
    Martin Griss
    Year: 2012
    Activity-Aware Mental Stress Detection Using Physiological Sensors
    MOBICASE
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-29336-8_16
Feng-Tso Sun1,*, Cynthia Kuo,*, Heng-Tze Cheng1,*, Senaka Buthpitiya1,*, Patricia Collins1,*, Martin Griss1,*
  • 1: Carnegie Mellon University
*Contact email: lucas.sun@sv.cmu.edu, cynthia.kuo@nokia.com, hengtze.cheng@sv.cmu.edu, senaka.buthpitiya@sv.cmu.edu, patricia.collins@sv.cmu.edu, martin.griss@sv.cmu.edu

Abstract

Continuous stress monitoring may help users better under- stand their stress patterns and provide physicians with more reliable data for interventions. Previously, studies on mental stress detection were lim- ited to a laboratory environment where participants generally rested in a sedentary position. However, it is impractical to exclude the effects of physical activity while developing a pervasive stress monitoring appli- cation for everyday use. The physiological responses caused by mental stress can be masked by variations due to physical activity.