Measurements Of Stress

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Measurements of Stress in Life Science Stress can be defined as the physiological, psychological and behavioural responses towards change. It is a common problem of humans’ and it is increasing progressively. Conditions of stress are work load, work place, conflicts between co-workers, social life issues, environment and time pressure. It has two types: eustress or positive stress which means performance improvement and distress or negative stress which can lead to mental and physical problems. Stress has three levels: acute, episodic, chronic. These stress levels can be detected by brain imaging systems. In order to detect and treat stress in its earlier stages usage of technological devices and systems are very important.

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Because of their work loads, long working hours, high expectations and environment, people get stressed very easily. Therefore, this causes the biggest problem of our century: low task force. At the point when business related anxiety emerges and it is not dealt with, it can cause enormous long-term physical and mental issues on the employee [4], yet in addition financial misfortunes in the organizations. Musculoskeletal disorders, depression, anxiety, increased probability of infections [6], chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive problems, diabetes, osteoporosis, stomach ulcers [7] and coronary heart disease are only some examples of chronic stress’ long-term consequences that enterprises suffer from. Stress is the second most regular business related medical issue in Europe. [4] because of this, the enterprises lost lots of money. As per this, 51% of European labourers admit that anxiety is basic in their work environment and it is assessed that 50– 60% of all lost working days in European enterprises are due to business related anxiety and psychosocial dangers [4] [2]. Again, the EEG system can be used to determine which worker is stressed and can be used for solution. Meanwhile, Okada et al. [5] developed a continuous stress monitoring system for office workers based on ECG recordings. After a 3-day experiment, the availability of the system was validated and thus, the feasibility of a continuous monitoring system was approved. …show more content…
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