The biosensor device, called Pip, is gripped between the thumb and forefinger, looks a bit like a small iPod, and measures sweat and electrodermal activity associated with stress levels.
People working to manage their anxiety can then play a number of games like Relax & Race, where relaxing confers a competitive advantage. “After a couple of days,” says Miss Philips, “I had stopped taking relaxing medication, which I had been relying on due to anxiety.
The stress app designed by students at Trinity College and a former ‘Karl’s Irish funding Kickstarter of the Day ‘(July 2013) goes global.
*grips between thumb and forefinger*
Previously: Karl’s Irish Kickstarter Of The Day: PiP