Patent Granted: Stress Management System

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Innovation Title:
Stress Management System.

Name & Age of Inventors:
Bilaal Hassan (16)
Marium Khan (17)
Shafaat Ahsen (17)
Bilal Nouiouat (15)
Hiba Thayyil (16)
Sidra Ambreen (16)

Patent Certificate:

About the Innovation:
The invention relates to a stress measuring system. The stress measuring system comprises one or more sensors configured to detect cortisol from sweat of a user; a memory unit configured to store said detected cortisol level; a computation unit configured to determine a rate of said detected cortisol and determine stress level in said user; and an alarming unit configured to generate an alarm based on a high level of detected distress in said user.

The device is able to detect cortisol from sweat on the arm of someone using it and is able to relate sweat cortisol to cortisol levels in saliva, which are strongly correlated. Saliva is traditionally used for stress detection, but is inconvenient. The disclosed device can detect cortisol instantly from when it is in contact with the detector, so we can track the cortisol production rate in real time.

Patent Grant Date:
25th November 2022

South African Patent Publication Number:

Awards & Recognition:
Winner of 1st prize at Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge at NASA Kennedy Space Centre – 2016, held at NASA Kennedy Space Center.

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