Computerized Mental Arthimetic Task Based Human Stress Level Detection Using Physiological Signal (UNIMAP)

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2012 by KARTHIKEYAN PALANISAMY, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.
Recruitment status was:  Enrolling by invitation
First Posted : October 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2012
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KARTHIKEYAN PALANISAMY, Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Brief Summary:

Computerized Mental Arithmetic Task Based Human Stress Level Detection Using Physiological Signal

The objective of this study is to induce and measure the human stress level through computerized mental arithmetic task and multiple physiological signals (ECG, EMG, GSR, and skin temperature). Studies suggested that mental arithmetic task is one of the efficient stimuli to induce the stress. Hence, this mental arithmetic task protocol has been improved in to computerized version. The protocol will be tested with normal subjects and multiple physiological signals will be acquired simultaneously. The questionnaire about the subject experience will be obtained in order to strengthen the stress induction. The normal volunteer subjects will be invited for the participation this study. The physiological signal will be analyzed using suitable algorithm based on the characteristics of each signals. The multiple signal based stress level assessment system will be developed by training and testing the acquired data.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Stress, Psychological Other: physiological signals Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 300 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Computerized Mental Arthimetic Task Based Human Stress Level Detection Using Physiological Signal
Study Start Date : October 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Stress
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: stress inducing task
Normal subjects without history medication presently will be participated. Stress induced through stress inducing task (mental arithmetic task), the physiological signals collected before and during the task simultaneously. All the subjects will be participating only once in this MAT based study. Because, the stress will not be possible to induce when the subject is more familiar with the stress inducing task.
Other: physiological signals
Other Names:
  • ECG
  • EMG
  • GSR
  • Skin temperature
  • EEG
  • BP

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Stress levels assesment desinged based on the physiological signal acquired from the various subject by using MAT protocal. [ Time Frame: 90 minutes ]

    Selection of physiological signals

    The following four physiological signal will be acquired based on the strong clinical evidence, Non-intrusive measurement, and futuristic to develop the real time detection system using compact electronics that to reduce the obtrusive of the human in real time activities such as in job, sports application.

    Electromyogram Galvanic skin response Skin temperature

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

Exclusion Criteria:

- no histroy of disease

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01708031

Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia, 02600
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universiti Malaysia Perlis
Principal Investigator: Sazali Yaacob, PhD Unimap
Study Chair: Murugappan M, PhD Unimap

Responsible Party: KARTHIKEYAN PALANISAMY, Mr, Universiti Malaysia Perlis Identifier: NCT01708031     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MAT STRESS
First Posted: October 16, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2012
Last Verified: October 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Stress, Psychological
Behavioral Symptoms