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Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
Berkeley, CA
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3644-6
pp: 156-161
ABSTRACT
The recent development of miniaturized, low-power components for body sensor networks pave the way towards intelligent and ambulatory monitoring devices with a plurality of applications. Here, the design and development of a real-time arousal monitor, based on Human++ Body Area Network components is described. A new set of biomarkers is proposed based on psychophysiological observations and principles. A strong relation between the estimated arousal level and the expected arousal level is reported for responses triggered by movie clips, in a controlled environment. This relation is shown to extend to stimuli of a different nature, such as sounds and mental stress tests. The system will enable new applications in the field of stress management, safety, e-learning and gaming.
INDEX TERMS
Arousal monitor, emotion monitor, body sensor networks
CITATION

L. Brown, B. Grundlehner, J. Penders and B. Gyselinckx, "The Design and Analysis of a Real-Time, Continuous Arousal Monitor," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 156-161.
doi:10.1109/BSN.2009.21
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