April 25, 2024

Typing and clicking behavior reveals stress at work

Feverishly crunching on the keyboard and sending the cursor long distances with a computer mouse – this can be a sign of stress in everyday work. According to a Swiss study, typing on a keyboard and moving a mouse can give a better indication of how stressed a person is than heart rate, which is often used as a physical indicator of stress. Mathematician Mara Naglin and colleagues from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich present their results In the journal “cell”.