electrodermal

adjective
elec·​tro·​der·​mal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce electrodermal (audio) \

Definition of electrodermal

: of or relating to electrical activity in or electrical properties of the skin

Examples of electrodermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The electrodermal sensor, which requires the user to place their palm on the watchface for a reading, likewise can be tracked over time to measure stress levels. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Fitbit debuts new smartwatches that tracks how stressed the owners are," 25 Aug. 2020 Speaking of stress, the Sense can measure your EDA – electrodermal activity – response, which is a fancy term that shows your body’s response to stress. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "The Fitbit Sense is indeed a health watch, for better or worse," 22 Sep. 2020 Earlier this week, Fitbit launched a new $330 smartwatch called the Sense that includes a temperature sensor, an electrocardiogram app and an electrodermal activity sensor to detect the body’s response to stress. Washington Post, "Amazon’s creepy new health wearable analyzes your voice and your body," 27 Aug. 2020 The Fitbit Sense retails for $330 and offers sensors for ECG (to be activated pending FDA clearance), skin temperature, and electrodermal activity (EDA) for quantifying stress levels. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "Fitbit’s 3 new trackers want to destress you and eventually diagnose you," 25 Aug. 2020 The stainless steel ring on the outside of the watch is used to measure electrodermal activity in your body, which can indicate stress levels. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Fitbit announces three new devices, including a Sense health watch full of fancy sensors," 25 Aug. 2020 The new $329 Fitbit Sense watch includes the ability to measure skin temperature and electrical activity on the skin called electrodermal activity, which can reveal signs of stress, along with heart rate and heart rhythm. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Fitbit debuts new smartwatches that tracks how stressed the owners are," 25 Aug. 2020 In the original state, the technology featured a fingertip sensor that tracked heart rate, skin temperature and electrodermal activity (perspiration). Nathan Hurst, Smithsonian, "Can Biomusic Offer Kids With Autism a New Way to Communicate?," 2 Apr. 2018 According to studies measuring biometric eye-tracking, electrodermal response, and heart rate changes, Nielsen found that VR users had a 27% higher emotional engagement than content provided with the two dimensions of traditional video. Jay Samit, Fortune, "These Virtual Field Trips Allow Students to Travel Across Time and Space," 29 Aug. 2017

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2020

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“Electrodermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrodermal. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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electrodermal

adjective
elec·​tro·​der·​mal | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce electrodermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrodermal

: of or relating to electrical activity in or electrical properties of the skin

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