January 15, 2014

Converting stress into art with Arduino

For an interesting art project, Instructables member jocelynzada has experimented with "Galvanic Skin Response" - in other words the amount of conductivity in our skin, which changes depending on our stress levels. By creating an Arduino-based device to measure the GSR of a user, the values are sent to a PC running processing which converts the data into a black growth on the screen.

This growth increases in size in proportion to the amount of stress, and represents the concept of disease, negativity and so on. Hopefully by using this device the operator can reduce their stress levels and create positive thoughts to help reduce stress when away from the machine. 

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