Stress Check by Azumio

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?
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Expert's Review

"But tell me how you really feel"

Reviewed by / Nov 21, 2013

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.

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Developer's original description available here
Stress Check is the most innovative tool available for quantifying your level of psychological or physical stress. By measuring your heart rate through the camera and light features on your Android, Stress Check can estimate your level of stress in real time.

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.

Comments and ratings for Stress Check by Azumio
  • (59)

    by Petal Farr on 11/04/2014

    This app burns your finger and gives random results!

  • (59)

    by Jeffrey Dimov on 10/04/2014

    Seems very accurate to me. I use this and the Instant Heart Rate app by same author.

  • (59)

    by Sky Tripp-Schaefer on 10/04/2014

    Seems like there's lots of information being analyze

  • (59)

    by Aston Radford on 09/04/2014

    Picks up less stress the more stressed I actually am.. takes ages... Thankfully having a decent phone (HTC one) no problems with the flash heating up, you know, cause it's a better phone than all you got....

  • (59)

    by nuha khan on 06/04/2014

    Cool n awesome

  • (59)

    by Yo Yo Honey Singh adill on 06/04/2014

    Nice app intersting.

  • (59)

    by Radu Chita on 05/04/2014

    E de tot kkt-u. Azi am avut niste nervi de n-a mai vazut lumea si asta mi-a zis ca stressul e 2%