App to help you check stress level

  • IANS, New York
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2014 13:32 IST

What if your smartphone can test your stress level on the go? With this new app, this will become a reality soon.

Researchers are working on a smartphone app that will test your stress level easily and cost-effectively.

How will it work?

Users will collect their saliva with a small external device.

They will allow the saliva to travel onto an assay strip and then take a flash photo of the strip with their phones.

The app will then measure the amount of cortisol (stress hormone) in the saliva.

The users will be able to administer the analysis themselves with smartphone and a cheap, simple tube, reports Viral Global News.

"Individuals at risk for psychotic depression can use the software to monitor themselves and seek assistance early," lead developer Joel Ehrenkranz, director of diabetes and endocrinology at Intermountain Healthcare in Murray, US, was quoted as saying.

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