Stress detection during job interview using physiological signal

Ali Afzalian Mand, Md. Shohel Sayeed, Md. Jakir Hossen, Muhammad Amer Ridzuan bin Zuber


A job interview can be challenging and stressful even when one has gone through it many times. Failure to handle the stress may lead to unsuccessful delivery of their best throughout the interview session. Therefore, an alternative method which is preparing a video resume and interview before the actual interview could reduce the level of stress. An intelligent stress detection is proposed to classify individuals with different stress levels by understanding the physiological signal through electrocardiogram (ECG) signals. The Augsburg biosignal toolbox (AUBT) dataset was used to obtain the state-of-art results. Only five selected features are significant to the stress level were fed into neural network multi-layer perceptron (MLP) as the optimum classifier. This stress detection achieved an accuracy of 92.93% when tested over the video interview dataset of 10 male subjects who were recording the video resume for the analysis purposes.


biosignal; classification algorithm; electrocardiogram signal; emotion recognition; multi-layer perceptron; neural network;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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