Texas A&M Students Use Wearables to Track Stress, Mental Health

The pandemic upended normal college life causing mental-health challenges that are now being studied at Texas A&M University for their prevalence and severity.

Students participating in a research project have been fitted with a smartwatch, or what researchers call a "wearable continuous monitoring tool."

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering Farzan Sasangohar is part of the Texas A&M research team that designed and developed m-HELP (Mental Health Evaluation and Lookout) - to investigate the effectiveness of using a combination of wearable sensors, mobile health and machine learning to monitor students' mental health.

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