Glasgow's Cigna Monitor Stress
Cigna combines data, technology and art to enable workers to visualise their stress level.
21:55 02 January 2020
Cigna, a Glasgow-based global health service firm, is helping its employees visualise their stress levels for the first time by combining biometric data and digital art. The technology creates moving images that show the physical and emotional impact of stress to the mind and body. It gathers readings using a heart rate sensor, EEG headband and a high-tech skin sensor.
The project, which was launched in partnership with doctors, technologists and US digital artist Sean Sullivan, is part of Cigna’s global campaign that aims to help raise awareness of stress in the run-up to the festive period.
Liam Hughes, European sales and client management director at Cigna Europe, said: “We know that Christmas can be a stressful time of year, as people across the UK manage the demands of work and their private lives.
“As a country, our research shows that 72% of Brits suffer from stress and when you add the heavy workloads, jam-packed calendars and financial strain that Christmas often brings, it’s no wonder that stress and mental health issues are often heightened during the festive period.
“At Cigna, we are focused on providing solutions and support across all dimensions of wellbeing and we are proud to work with some of the UK’s top employers to help people better manage stress, both inside and out of the workplace.”