A Machine Learning Approach for Stress Status Identification of Early Childhood by Using Bio-Signals

Yu-Mi Jeon, Tae Seong Han, Kwanho Kim


Recently, identification of the extremely stressed condition of children is an essential skill for real-time recognition of a dangerous situation because incidents of children have been dramatically increased. In this paper, therefore, we present a model based on machine learning techniques for stress status identification of a child by using bio-signals such as voice and heart rate that are major factors for presenting a child’s emotion. In addition, a smart band for collecting such bio-signals and a mobile application for monitoring child’s stress status are also suggested. Specifically, the proposed method utilizes stress patterns of children that are obtained in advance for the purpose of training stress status identification model. Then, the model is used to predict the current stress status for a child and is designed based on conventional machine learning algorithms. The experiment results conducted by using a real-world dataset showed that the possibility of automated detection of a child’s stress status with a satisfactory level of accuracy. Furthermore, the research results are expected to be used for preventing child’s dangerous situations.

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