Stress Check by Azumio
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Seemingly scientific
- Can track stress levels over time
- Feels neato to put your finger over the camera lens
- Who knows if it really works
- Why do you need an app to tell you how you feel?
Quantify your stress according to your heart rate
Whether it's feeling overloaded at work, dining with our beloved mother-in-laws, or attempting to gather up the chutzpah to ask the head cheerleader out to the prom, we all get stressed the heck out at times. Whip out Azumio Inc.'s Stress Check at these crucial moments, and you'll quickly be able to quantify just how badly you're dealing with it.
The app uses the camera and light features on your device to measure your heart rate over approximately two minutes. It uses the time variations between beats to come up with your HRV (Heart Rate Variability), which supposedly is a good indicator of how stressed you are. With an Azumio account, it's possible to save and track your stress levels over time.
I tried it, and was told that my stress levels are low. I mean, grand. Does it actually work? I feel pretty good today. Did I need an app to tell me that?
Azumio Inc.'s Stress Check is potentially useful if you're not good at reading your own stress levels and would like an app to tell you what's up.
Using Stress Check by Azumio you will be able to:
-Quantify your level of stress
-Determine the effects of different stressors
-Control stress and observe progress
-Reduce chances of certain chronic diseases known to be correlated with stress
Everyone has experienced changes in heart rate before taking an exam, giving a public speech, or when exercising. In fact, not only does your heart rate increase, but the time variations between consecutive heart beats become more random and scattered as well. By analyzing this factor of heart rate variability (HRV), it is possible to estimate your level of stress wherever you are, with no additional hardware.
Analysis of HRV requires heart pulse data to be measured continuously for a certain period of time. The more you use Stress Check, the better the app gets to know you and your heart.
Algorithms used to analyze HRV follow recommendations of European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE).
If you consistently observe high levels of stress we recommend using Azumio’s stress relief application, Stress Doctor: a biofeedback app that uses deep a breathing technique for stress reduction.
Stress Check utilizes a method of quantitative stress level assessment developed by Biocom Technologies, a well-known developer of various professional health assessment technologies.
Works fine on 4.3 xperia Z1, 4.2 lg g2. Doesn't work on 4.4.2 on galaxy note 3
You have to hold your finger under the lens and wait awhile, but while you wait IT BURNS. I think the stress is detecting is the fact that it takes you by surprise how much It burns...
Didn't even calculate my age correct, and told me I had low stress. Couldn't be more wrong.
Results are fairly accurate
Takes so long that the flash heats up enough to hurt.
But not surprising, no real information. Uninstalled
I could barely finish the reading on my S4, the LED became painfully hot by the end and I had to force myself the keep my finger there. I am uninstalling, I won't do that again. It's not worth it for the "information" it gives back.