Database Open Access
Stress Recognition in Automobile Drivers
Published: May 15, 2008. Version: 1.0.0
Goldberger AL, Amaral LAN, Glass L, Hausdorff JM, Ivanov PCh, Mark RG, Mietus JE, Moody GB, Peng C-K, Stanley HE. PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a New Research Resource for Complex Physiologic Signals (2003). Circulation. 101(23):e215-e220.
This database, contributed to PhysioNet by its creator, Jennifer Healey, contains a collection of multiparameter recordings from healthy volunteers, taken while they were driving on a prescribed route including city streets and highways in and around Boston, Massachusetts. The objective of the study for which these data were collected was to investigate the feasibility of automated recognition of stress on the basis of the recorded signals, which include ECG, EMG (right trapezius), GSR (galvanic skin resistance) measured on the hand and foot, and respiration.
Records drive17a and drive17b are two parts of one experiment, lasting 29 and 25 minutes respectively; the other 16 records each contain a complete experiment, with durations of 65 to 93 minutes. For background information, details of the recordings, and discussion of the study and its conclusions, see the references above and below.
The stress ratings from the study are not available.
- Healey JA. Wearable and automotive systems for affect recognition from physiology. MIT Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ph.D. thesis, 2000.
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Open Data Commons Attribution License v1.0
Total uncompressed size: 108.7 MB.
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