ReCentre

a wearable and companion app designed to help users monitor and manage their stress

 
The ReCentre logo, designed by one of my group members.

The ReCentre logo, designed by one of my group members.

 
 

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.

 
 
A mockup of the final design prototype.

A mockup of the final design prototype.

 
 

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 companion app allows users to access CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) techniques, as well as journal their periods of stress for later analysis.

The companion app allows users to access CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) techniques, as well as journal their periods of stress for later analysis.

Users are able to integrate the ReCentre companion app with their calendar to avoid mistaking periods of exercise for stress.

Users are able to integrate the ReCentre companion app with their calendar to avoid mistaking periods of exercise for stress.

 
 
Users are able to visualize periods of high stress through our custom and novel algorithms.

Users are able to visualize periods of high stress through our custom and novel algorithms.

 

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.

 
 
ReCentre uses custom, novel algorithm-basd approach to analyze physiological symptoms of stress and combine this data for visualization. Above, the user’s heartbeat as well as some other custom waveforms are recorded for analysis in our microcontroller.

ReCentre uses custom, novel algorithm-basd approach to analyze physiological symptoms of stress and combine this data for visualization. Above, the user’s heartbeat as well as some other custom waveforms are recorded for analysis in our microcontroller.

 
 

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.