Salivary amylase as a field-practical measure of stress

Linda L. Mullins*, Linda T. Fatkin, Robert Chatterton

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This demonstration describes a non-invasive method of quantitatively measuring physiological stress in a field or laboratory setting. The method uses salivary amylase, collected using a sponge. Measurement of amylase in saliva involves chemical color changes according to standard photometric procedures developed through a collaborative research effort between Northwestern University and the Army Research Laboratory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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