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Driver Stress Detection Using Glove System

Anshu Malik


This paper focuses on the detection of stress while driving by using a wearable glove system. Wearable globe system includes galvanic skin response (GSR) sensor, PIC microcontroller, and Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor along with Bluetooth device. GSR and MEMS sensor work as the input to the device. Driver stress index is calculated by transferring the sensor readings to end terminal device using a Bluetooth device. The paper aims to reduce the road accidents. This device could further used with few modifications for the commercial purpose like through to determine the worker stress level.

Keywords: Galvanic skin response sensor, PIC microcontroller, micro-electromechanical systems sensor, bluetooth device, stress

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