Imec’s SWEET Study Collects World’s Largest Dataset on Stress

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, announced at CES 2018 that it has collected the largest multisensor dataset worldwide on stress detection. Imec’s Stress in the Work Environment (SWEET) study captured data from more than 1,000 people and is the first large-scale study that used clinical-grade wearables to establish the link between mental stress and physiological symptoms in daily life.

Participants were queried 12 times a day via a smartphone app to evaluate their self-reported stress levels and to answer multiple-choice questions about their daily activities, food and drink intake, sleep quality and digestive processes. In addition, they also completed the Montreal Imaging Stress Task, a 20-minute stress test that allowed the researchers to calibrate participants’ stress levels with their personal physiological symptoms.

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