Managing stress is particularly challenging for people with Autism.
Main research question: How can a data-driven stress coaching service be designed to fit into the daily life of people with autism and their coaches?
Stress-related complaints have a major impact on people's health. In particular, prolonged or intense stress can lead to physical or psychological health problems. It affects the quality of life and contributes to high social costs (such as healthcare costs and costs due to absenteeism). Good stress management contributes to reducing these complaints.
Within this project the students explored various ways to process data from stress wearables, create a data platform, and create a user interface to present the data and insights to the user.
The Data-Driven (Stress) Coaching project's primary goal is to create a platform that would assist people with autism in their daily life.
Sharing knowledge is a key to progress. Ever since 2019, this project has been building up, with the help of many students, teachers and researchers. Thanks to Evelien van de Garde for pushing us forward, and providing us with valuable partners - Regieorgaan SIA (part of NWO), Fontys Paramedische Hogeschool, Games for Health, Leo Kanner Onderwijsgroep, Samenwerkingsverband Autisme Zuidoost Brabant, Leermakers Zorggroep and Student+. Together we created an app that has the potential to be used in real life and help people.
The domains of this project are Mental Health Care, Education, Coaching and Stress/Relaxation Management.
After long deliberation, we decided to use the Moodmetric Smart Ring, create and test the User Interface of the app, which delivers accessible data to the users with the help of a powerful data pipeline. Come see and try it out.
About the project group
This project group consists of a combined group of students from 4 different semesters working on a research project together:
Minor Data-Driven Business Lab
Semester 6 Media
Graduation project ICT & Media
The project group worked on a FHICT research project involving various colleagues and work field partners. The student groups worked across their semester boundaries and coordinated activities with one another. The project group met several times within the past semester to share knowledge and get feedback and input from colleagues and work field partners.