Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild

Varun Mishra, Tian Hao, Si Sun, Kimberly N. Walter, Marion J. Ball, Ching Hua Chen, Xinxin Zhu

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Abstract

The advances in mobile and wearable sensing have led to a myriad of approaches for stress detection in both laboratory and free-living settings. Most of these methods, however, rely on the usage of some combination of physiological signals measured by the sensors to detect stress. While these solutions work great in a lab or a controlled environment, the performance in free-living situations leaves much to be desired. In this work, we explore the role of context of the user in free-living conditions, and how that affects users' perceived stress levels. To this end, we conducted an'in-the-wild' study with 23 participants, where we collected physiological data from the users, along with'high-level' contextual labels, and perceived stress levels. Our analysis shows that context plays a significant role in the users' perceived stress levels, and when used in conjunction with physiological signals leads to much higher stress detection results, as compared to relying on just physiological data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1708-1716
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781450359665
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 8 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Oct 8 2018Oct 12 2018

Other

Other2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10/8/1810/12/18

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Keywords

  • Context aware
  • Mental health
  • Mobile health (mHealth)
  • Stress detection
  • Wearable sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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Mishra, V., Hao, T., Sun, S., Walter, K. N., Ball, M. J., Chen, C. H., & Zhu, X. (2018). Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild. In UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 1708-1716). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267537

Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild. / Mishra, Varun; Hao, Tian; Sun, Si; Walter, Kimberly N.; Ball, Marion J.; Chen, Ching Hua; Zhu, Xinxin.

UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. p. 1708-1716.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mishra, V, Hao, T, Sun, S, Walter, KN, Ball, MJ, Chen, CH & Zhu, X 2018, Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild. in UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, pp. 1708-1716, 2018 Joint ACM International Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2018 and 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, ISWC 2018, Singapore, Singapore, 10/8/18. https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267537
Mishra V, Hao T, Sun S, Walter KN, Ball MJ, Chen CH et al. Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild. In UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. 2018. p. 1708-1716 https://doi.org/10.1145/3267305.3267537
Mishra, Varun ; Hao, Tian ; Sun, Si ; Walter, Kimberly N. ; Ball, Marion J. ; Chen, Ching Hua ; Zhu, Xinxin. / Investigating the role of context in perceived stress detection in the wild. UbiComp/ISWC 2018 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2018 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 2018. pp. 1708-1716
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