Detecting Stress and Delivering Therapy with Smartwatches

Surgeries are often life changing events. Patients facing complex surgeries face mental health concerns such as chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Such mental health stressors affect the post-surgical recovery causing persistent post-surgical pain, related opioid dependence, cognitive and functional declines.

For this Big Idea, we propose to develop a comprehensive infrastructure for concomitant stress detection and mindfulness therapy delivery using commercial smartwatches.