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Tuesday February 7th, 2023

HeartKey® supports ground-breaking research on real-time stress monitoring

Modern lifestyles are triggering stress at a disproportionate rate for longer periods of time than ever seen before. Unfortunately, chronic, or long-lasting stress can pose a risk to our overall health.

The HeartKey® Stress algorithm was used in a new project, which was titled “IoMT-enabled stress monitoring in a virtual reality environment and at home” and recently published in the esteemed IEEE Internet of Things Journal.

“Stress is having a significant impact on our health, with an estimated forty-three percent of all adults suffering adverse health effects from stress.[1] B-Secur is proud to support Dr. Sanchez and the University of Utah in their ground-breaking research in this area.” – Adrian Condon, CTO, B-Secur.

The publication outlines a project led by University of Utah’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor, Benjamin Sanchez Terrones, in collaboration with the Chemical Engineering and Psychology departments as well as B-Secur and Jersey General Hospital.

The project saw the development of an Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) device, liquid metal electrodes, and electrocardiogram algorithm to obtain a continuous picture of individuals’ stress in real-time.

“The partnership with B-Secur propelled our research with a clinically accurate algorithm to monitor ECG and obtain associated metrics, which is ultimately necessary to overcome the scientific barrier of just proof of concept and demonstrate potential for a real-world application.” – Benjamin Sanchez Terrones, Assistant Professor, University of Utah.

Going forward, this work provides the opportunity for future research on psychological stress and emotional regulation within daily life.

Read the full publication here.


[1] https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/effects-of-stress-on-your-body