Stress trackers do indeed make us more stress-aware, but we hardly believe their message and prefer to rely on our own feelings. For her PhD research “Quantified stress: toward data-driven stress awareness“, Els Kersten looked at whether the feedback provided by a stress tracker helps us to become more aware of stress. Today – April 3 – she will obtain her PhD at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

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