The centre of expertise Interaction Design IXD partcipates in the KIEM-hbo 2018 project Detection of repetitive movements in stress. The project time scope is from September 2018 to August 2019. The project is funded by Regieorgaan Praktijkgericht Onderzoek SIA.
Problematic behavior is often preceded by an increase of stress. This project's angle is to use inexpensive and economical components like accelerometers and gyroscopes that can be easily integrated into a range of wearables. These sensors register stress related patterns. Measuring increasing stress levels through repetitive movements is a new development. In the long term this helps to prevent and manage stress. The technology can be used in elderly care and disability care, mental healthcare and special education.
The minimum expected result of the project is a system that works for at least one common repetitive movement. Main partner is the centre of expertise Applied Natural Science of Fontys University of Applied Sciences. Fontys lecturer Geert Langereis conducted the affiliated Applied Natural Sciences research project.