Using AI to combat stress: study participants wanted
AI to help combat stress at work. An innovative, scientifically based app aims to provide a personalised and sustainable stress management system. Test subjects are being sought for the prototype.
Many studies show a permanent increase in stress in our everyday working lives. The causes are varied and individual. Personalised recommendations are therefore needed for sustainable stress management. Together with the University of Salzburg and mindcoa.ch GmbH, Salzburg Research is developing a smartphone app for personalised and sustainable stress management in a professional context.
The RELAX app uses artificial intelligence to adapt to personal conditions over the course of use. Sensors worn on the body and regular questionnaires are used to continuously and unobtrusively measure both physical and perceived stress.
By automatically recording stress patterns on several levels – thoughts, emotions and physical reactions – artificial intelligence is used to create an individual stress profile. Based on this, the participants receive support, practical exercises and tips from psychology on how to deal with stress. Participants will gain insights into scientifically sound and tried-and-tested methods in the areas of relaxation, time management, social skills, dealing with conflicts, problem solving, emotion regulation, attitude, fitness and lifestyle.
Take part in the pilot study!
We are looking for participants from January 2024 for a study in which we want to test and evaluate the AI models we have developed. We will use wearables to determine vital parameters that will provide you with customised interventions for your individual stress level.
Requirements for participation:
- Ongoing employment with a regular work routine
- Time and interest in participating in the period from December 2023 to April 2024
- Age between 18 and 65 years
- Smartphone with at least Android 7.0 (all current smartphones – except Apple IPhones – from 2016)
- No restrictive physical or mental illnesses (e.g. heart disease, anxiety disorder)
- There are no restrictions regarding place of residence/work – you can participate from anywhere!
You will receive a thank-you gift from us worth 180 euros (including the sensors worn in the study).
The RELAX research project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology via the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG).