Can smartphones detect stress-related changes in the behaviour of individuals?

Gerald Bauer, Paul Lukowicz

In: PerCom Workshops'12. IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom-2012) March 19-23 Lugano Switzerland Seiten 423-426 ISBN 978-1-4673-0258-6 IEEE 2012.


We describe initial results from an ongoing project to use mobile phone sensors to detect stress related situations. The questions that we address in this stage of our work in progress is whether differences between stressful and non stressful periods can be detected in information readily available on a smartphone such as location traces, BlueTooth devices seen during the day and phone call patterns. We present an experiment with 7 students who were monitored during a two week exam session (stressful situation) and the two following weeks (non stressful period). The results show that a behaviour modification can clearly be seen, although the exact interpretation and generalization requires further work and larger scale experiments.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence