Design of a Low Cost Health Status Indication Device using Skin Conductance Technique



The research in this paper highlights the development of a low cost device in the field of affective computing. Effective computing is related to the study and development of system and devices to process, detect, and interpret human affects. Skin conductance technique is one of the widely used parameter for this purpose. The devices to measure skin conductance are either too expensive or not commonly available. This paper focuses on the design, development and testing of a low cost skin conductance measurement device and its validation by comparing the acquired results with laboratory equipment. The results are also discussed with a psychiatrist to check the feasibility of the device to be used as a low cost and long term wearing assessment tool for various applications. The device is light in weight, portable and can wirelessly transmit the data to a remote Medical practitioner/ caregiver’s computer or smart phone for further assistance

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