Investigating Stress Triggers and the Built Environment
This project is guided by the research question: How do different environmental characteristics affect stress-related responses in users?
The study will guide individual subjects to walk a designated route, exposing them to different architectural and environmental elements in downtown Manhattan, Kansas. Methodology includes physiological biofeedback sensors, GPS, a GoPro, and a brief survey.
The intent of the research is to provide a foundation for further studies into how public policy can be better informed and augmented to mitigate potential public health issues caused by urban design.