October 16, 2009 4:32 PM Subscribe
Is there a device that can automatically observe your stress levels in real-time?
posted by philosophistry to health & fitness (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A research scientist mentioned she knew of another research scientist who had a device like this. As she said, "It reminds [me] of a researcher who has a sensor on her computer, which can tell if you're stressed as you're typing away at work." When I followed up with more questions, she couldn't recall details.
I also vaguely remember this being possible. Maybe through a webcam that can tell your facial expressions. Anybody have any leads?
As a half-measure, I bought a heart rate monitor which is effective at telling you when your blood is boiling. While you may not need a monitor to tell you this, I believe in the saying, "if you can measure it, you can control it."