Assess Your Stress: Conceptual re-design of the TrackYourTinnitus system for measuring stress at the workplace

Klecina, Bojan (2016) Assess Your Stress: Conceptual re-design of the TrackYourTinnitus system for measuring stress at the workplace. Masters thesis, Ulm University.

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The Track Your Tinnitus (TYT ) platform has been developed in a joint project by the universities of Ulm and Regensburg in Germany for several years. The framework was created to assist tinnitus patients in measuring and keeping track of their symptoms over extended periods of time. For this purpose, TYT provides a central, WWW-based platform to manage and distribute questionnaires to users, who fill in these questionnaires using their mobile devices multiple times per day when prompted by the application. In comparison to other non-computerized methods, this approach offers a more precise and reliable measurement of psychological phenomena and symptoms like tinnitus, which are generally difficult to estimate otherwise. However, the general principles behind TYT can also be applied to other use cases. After a new German law was passed, which aims to improve public health through a variety of measures in all areas of life, the stakeholders of the TYT project decided to initialize a project to apply TYT to measurement of stress at the workplace. Another purpose of this project was to completely redesign and rebuild the framework from scratch due to flaws in its design and the now outdated software it was built on. This new iteration of the TYT concept was named Assess Your Stress (AYS). The main goals were to apply the TYT concept to stress tracking, while also generalizing the platform to make it more open for extensions and different fields of application in the future. The project’s main contributions are a detailed concept of the platform overhaul, a stable core system, upon which future extensions can be built, and a basic web-based client developed as a single-page application in AngularJS. While the system’s application to stress tracking is prototypical in this release, it serves as a preliminary indication that the principles behind TYT are useful in the context of stress tracking.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science > Institute of Databases and Informations Systems > DBIS Research and Teaching > DBIS Research > Master and Phd-Thesis
Depositing User: Ruediger Pryss
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 13:54
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2016 13:54

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