StressShoe: a DIY toolkit for just-in-time personalised stress interventions for office workers performing sedentary tasks

Don Samitha Elvitigala, Philipp M. Scholl, Hussel Suriyaarachchi, Vipula DIssanayake, Suranga Nanayakkara

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Abstract

Self-Tracking stress at work is an important aspect of stress management and is often the first step to improving mental health and personal well-being. We introduce StressShoe, a DIY toolkit for self-tracking stress and just-in-time stress interventions for office workers performing sedentary tasks. Informed by a focus group study and a pilot study, we designed and tested a toolkit that consists of a single, off-the-shelf, shoe-mounted inertial measurement unit (IMU), a machine learning model that estimates acute stress, and a companion mobile app. The mobile app allows for user-defined just-in-time interventions on the estimated stress level. To demonstrate the benefits of our system we evaluated StressShoe with 10 users over 4 weeks. We identified several effective just-in-time personalised intervention users created and found that StressShoe is easy to use and helped them reflect on their daily stressful experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of MobileHCI 2021 - The ACM International Conference on Mobile Human-Computer Interaction
EditorsJessica Cauchard, Marcos Serrano
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781450383288
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 2021 - Online, France
Duration: 27 Sept 20211 Oct 2021
Conference number: 23rd
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3447526 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services 2021
Abbreviated titleMobileHCI 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
Period27/09/211/10/21
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Keywords

  • computer-based intervention
  • interface study
  • occupational health
  • stress detection

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