a wearable and companion app designed to help users monitor and manage their stress
The final project course of my degree consisted of building a wearable that would both track physiological symptoms of stress through a non-invasive wearable, and help users visualize and manage their stress through a companion app. I worked with a team of business and engineering students to develop a new venture design idea.
ReCentre was designed to be non-invasive and comfortable for users to wear. Research into customer needs and marketability helped the team decide on a two-pronged approach: an individual wristband wearable, and a wristband connectable to other wearables.
The ReCentre companion app allows users to visualize their stress levels in real time, as well as journal periods of high stress for later analysis with therapists. The app also helps users connect with emergency contacts if necessary, and access online resources.
Through much academic research the engineering team was able to estimate a user’s respiration rate and core body temperature through measurement of their heart rate. This data was compiled through unique algorithms designed by the ReCentre team.