Stressy - Stress in the City

City of People
Stress determinants

How to measure stress in cities and test effectiveness of stress-reducing interventions?

The project offers the possibility to gain more insight into factors that influence stress positively or negatively. Stress will be monitored and visualised with the help of wearables and interventions will be designed to decrease stress in the city context. This provides important information for the City of Ghent and many partners in the health and welfare sector in the development, implementation and evaluation of stress-reducing interventions. The intention is to roll out stress management interventions and to work them out infrastructurally so that they can also be used in other cities.

We at imec-mict-UGent are designing the survey to map stress determinants in the city of Ghent, performing analysis of this survey, selecting a sample of 300 participants to wear Chill bands and the effectiveness testing of stress-reducing interventions.


Partners: Stad Gent, Sentiance, imec-CHS, imec-IDlab, imec-SMIT-VUB, imec-Living Labs, imec-Application Prototyping Team

Project Duration: 01/05/2019 - 30/04/2021


Contact: Lieven De Marez