Stanford Researchers Use an mHealth Patch to Measure Teenager Stress

By September 17, 2018Recent Telehealth News

Article Author: Eric Wicklund

Source: mHealth Intelligence

Stanford University is using an mHealth wearable in a new study looking for a connection between stress and depression in teenagers.

Researchers in Stanford’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science are using the Vital Scout, a Band-Aid-sized digital health patch that uses sensors – including electrocardiogram (ECG) measurement – to continuously monitor heart and respiratory rate, sleep, activity and other functions.

The patch was unveiled by California-based VivaLNK at the CES show in Las Vegas in early 2016 as a consumer product, enabling users to monitor their own stress levels for up to 72 hours at a time through a patch affixed to one’s chest.

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