Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing

Hira Mujeeb Khan, Beena Ahmed, Jongyoon Choi, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to assess the efficacy of deep breathing as a relaxation activity using a wearable stress monitor. For this purpose, we developed a protocol with different mentally stressful activities interleaved with regular sessions of deep breathing. We used three physiological sensors: a heart rate monitor, a respiration sensor, and an electrodermal activity sensor, to extract parameters that are consistent with the dominance of the sympathetic nervous system. Our results indicate that a large number of subjects were not able to perform the paced deep breathing exercise properly, which caused their stress levels to increase rather than to decrease. The study also showed that our wearable stress monitor can be used to monitor breathing technique and assess its effectiveness in relaxing individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages1744-1747
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 3 Jul 20137 Jul 2013

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Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period3/7/137/7/13

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Ambulatory Monitoring
Respiration
Equipment and Supplies
Monitoring
Sensors
Neurology
Breathing Exercises
Sympathetic Nervous System
Heart Rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Khan, H. M., Ahmed, B., Choi, J., & Gutierrez-Osuna, R. (2013). Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing. In 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 (pp. 1744-1747). [6609857] https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609857

Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing. / Khan, Hira Mujeeb; Ahmed, Beena; Choi, Jongyoon; Gutierrez-Osuna, Ricardo.

2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013. 2013. p. 1744-1747 6609857.

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

Khan, HM, Ahmed, B, Choi, J & Gutierrez-Osuna, R 2013, Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing. in 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013., 6609857, pp. 1744-1747, 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013, Osaka, Japan, 3/7/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609857
Khan HM, Ahmed B, Choi J, Gutierrez-Osuna R. Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing. In 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013. 2013. p. 1744-1747. 6609857 https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2013.6609857
Khan, Hira Mujeeb ; Ahmed, Beena ; Choi, Jongyoon ; Gutierrez-Osuna, Ricardo. / Using an ambulatory stress monitoring device to identify relaxation due to untrained deep breathing. 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013. 2013. pp. 1744-1747
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