Throughout the various fields of medical practice, most performance-oriented research studies employ a combination of physiological and psychological assessment tools to measure participant anxiety and stress.
Physiological measurements typically assess a participant’s blood pressure or heart rate over the duration of the simulation or interaction. More complex studies have also looked at biomarkers, such as the levels of certain enzymes contained in one’s saliva that are correlated with the body’s response to stress and anxiety.
Psychological measurements, on the other hand, usually rely on self-assessment tools which are based on evaluative questions or rating scales. Finally, eye movement tracking records participant’s physiological responses to anxiety and stress in order to assess the psychological aspect of cognitive load.
While performance measurement is another aspect to these studies, the integration of wearables with an already robust simulation recording and debriefing system provides a comprehensive solution for capturing the entire data picture of a research study.
As part of our research partnership, KbPort™ provided BioFusion™, an integrated capture solution that combines our ETC FusionHD™ recording system with multiple biometric measurement technologies.