Autonomic Assessment and Measurement of Stress


Project AMI (Autonomic Monitoring and Intervention)

Autonomic Nervous System function is a fundamental part of psychophysiology, and the ability to analyze autonomic function is essential to many areas of medicine and clinical research.  Our group is particularly interested in signatures of autonomic function that can be applied to the study of stress and also substance abuse.  Our group develops algorithms that can be embedded in a variety of tools including commercial wearable sensors and non-contact sensors to monitor autonomic activity.  By monitoring autonomic activity in real-time, it is also then possible to create real-time or just-in-time Interventions for a variety of mental health disorders.

Partners: NIH/NIAAA, Harvard/Mass General Hospital Psychiatry Dept.

Past and current students: Claire Nord, Gabriel Schnieder