Continuous Stress Detection of Hospital Staff Using Smartwatch Sensors and Classifier Ensemble [chapter]

Muhammad Ali Fauzi, Bian Yang
2021 Studies in Health Technology and Informatics  
High stress levels among hospital workers could be harmful to both workers and the institution. Enabling the workers to monitor their stress level has many advantages. Knowing their own stress level can help them to stay aware and feel more in control of their response to situations and know when it is time to relax or take some actions to treat it properly. This monitoring task can be enabled by using wearable devices to measure physiological responses related to stress. In this work, we
more » ... e a smartwatch sensors based continuous stress detection method using some individual classifiers and classifier ensembles. The experiment results show that all of the classifiers work quite well to detect stress with an accuracy of more than 70%. The results also show that the ensemble method obtained higher accuracy and F1-measure compared to all of the individual classifiers. The best accuracy was obtained by the ensemble with soft voting strategy (ES) with 87.10% while the hard voting strategy (EH) achieved the best F1-measure with 77.45%.
doi:10.3233/shti210607 pmid:34734881 fatcat:xyow5lwb3vcdbakcfzuqlapuae