Modern technology significantly contributes to the stress experienced by individuals worldwide. Meditation, a widely practiced technique with diverse applications, has long been utilized for stress re..
Modern technology significantly contributes to the stress experienced by individuals worldwide. Meditation, a widely practiced technique with diverse applications, has long been utilized for stress reduction. In John L. Mason's "Guide to Stress Reduction," an elevated pulse rate is identified as a key characteristic of the stress response. This research aims to investigate the influence of meditation on an individual's pulse rate and in turn their stress levels. To achieve this goal, a biometric sensing glove is in development to collect pulse data, with completion anticipated by December 2023. Official data collection will begin once the glove is finalized, with multiple test samples gathered during development. Although data collection is pending due to ongoing device development, significant progress has been made, including 3D printing, circuit schematic design, Arduino and Python code implementation, and circuit prototype testing. This study aligns with recent trends in researching the physiological effects of both Eastern and Western meditation practices. It contributes to the broader field by advancing the development of devices aimed at assisting users with stress reduction and practicing mindfulness. This investigation represents a crucial step towards a more mindful and stress-resilient society.