Stress detection in the office by how people click and type

Using machine learning, researchers from the Chair of Technology Marketing and the Mobiliar Lab for Analytics at ETH Zurich developed a model able to tell how stressed people are from the way they type and move their mouse. Importantly, this model seems to be a better predictor of how stressed we feel than our heart rate! The study is currently ongoing with Swiss employees who agreed to have their mouse and keyboard behavior recorded, together with their heart data, using an app. Results should be known by the end of the year.

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