CAMPBELL, Calif. – VivaLNK, a provider of connected health care devices, is providing the use of its Vital Scout devices to Stanford University for research on links between stress and depression. Stanford researchers in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are studying whether there are longitudinal associations between stress and depression in teenagers. “Until recently, quantifying stress has been difficult,” said Jiang Li, CEO at VivaLNK, in a statement. “Now with wearable sensors, quality data, and a better understanding of physiological impacts, we are able to provide a window into how daily activities affect our well-being in a quantifiable way.” Vital Scout is a wearable patch that uses ECG sensors and established heart rate variability (HRV) algorithms to quantifiably measure the body’s response to physiological impacts from various activities throughout the day. In addition to stress and recovery levels, Vital Scout also tracks activity, sleep quality, heart and respiratory rates.
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