Executive Summary

Chronic stress has been well established as one of the main causes of major health issues in the developed world.

Extensive research has demonstrated a strong link between stress and events of acute myocardial infarction, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, obesity, gastrointestinal issues and mental health problems

It has been estimated that stress costs the US up to $300 billion annually as a result of productivity deficits and healthcare costs.

In the UK, the New Economics Foundation found that 526,000 workers suffered from work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2016/17 leading to 12.5 million working days lost.

Dr Andrew Mitchell

Expert Insight

The paper includes expert input from consultant cardiologist Dr Andrew Mitchell:

“We are really excited to be working with B-Secur.

“This is a really exciting field of immersive health technology.

"Not only is it providing a fascinating insight into the complex ways that our autonomic nervous system functions, but is allowing us to develop new therapeutic interventions to help patients suffering from stress.”

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  • Competing and complementary autonomic nervous systems which contribute to stress
  • A detailed understanding of their effects on the heart and the body and explores new ways to allow us to measure stress as a personalised variable.
  • How ECG biometrics can work to create a vital relative stress score, and where B-Secur's work is being used to develop new non-drug interventions on stress.
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