Stress is acknowledged as one of the biggest influencers of our wellbeing, but rarely measured and quantified. Stress level is a process measure that reflects our journey to wellbeing.
As a response to overwhelming demands, the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis produce a steroid hormone called Cortisol as a stress response essential for the fight-flight mode. Cortisol helps increase fuel to our brain influencing our mood, motivation, and fear. Cortisol also regulates our blood pressure and blood sugar levels, keeps inflammation down, increases our alertness and tunes out non-essential body functions. Cortisol is vital for the body to overcome threats and function normally.
However, long-term exposure to cortisol can cause health issues that manifest in our physical state (blood sugar and cholesterol imbalances, higher blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease, inflammation, exhaustion, other health issues as well as impaired cognition and metabolism) and emotional state (eating disorder, depression, anxiety, nervousness, Alzheimer and even Dementia).
More than half our population is suffering from stress and anxiety disorder, with therapists reporting an ever increasing number of patient visits. The mean cortisol levels in students were found to increase 9 times in stressful periods compared to relaxed periods. One out of every two corporate employees suffer from depression or general anxiety. Nearly half of elderly population suffer from one or more chronic diseases including psychological distress.
Using computer vision and deep learning, CoHeal platform can sample the levels of cortisol in real-time from a salivary sample taken after wake-up, morning, noon, evening, and night, showing a full diurnal cycle.
Based on the recent stress tests, CoHeal analyses the user’s wellness patterns and presents a personalized set of tools. These tools contains a set of healing widgets tuned to your specific needs and aimed at providing better mental clarity, improving immune response and transforming your stress levels.
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