HPI Digital Health Center

Automated Measurement of Stress and Pain

Hanna Drimalla

Stress and pain accompany many psychological and medical conditions. As they provide information to prevent, diagnose and monitor disorders, it is crucial to assess them accurately. However, quantifying the stress level or pain intensity of an individual is challenging – clinicians often rely on self-report. In a cooperation project with a psychology faculty, we collect video and audio data of participants experiencing stress and pain. Based on the facial expressions and voice of the individual, we aim to built machine learning models to automatically measure pain and stress,