What is the influence of stress on the brain? What is the impact of stress on your health? Stress is major contributor to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung disease, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. Stress decreases brain function, metabolism (leading to obesity), immunity and the ability to heal. So it is in our best interest to reduce stress in our lives.

Stress in the workplace

How can you deal with stress in the workplace? Or how can you help your employees to cope with stress? Research shows that stress keeps workers absent for an average of 22,6 days a year. Stress is also reported to be the second most frequently reported work-related health problem in Europe. Around half of the workers consider it to be common in the workplace.

Living labs

The startup Living Labs focusses on stress reduction, specifically in work environments. They have fabricated pods embedded with sensors and visual and auditory feedback to help measure stress and build a profile of the relaxation means which will help the user. During the meetup they wil talk about the concept and products. You can even get to try the product for yourself.


Martijn Kriens is director business development at ahti. Ahti stimulates the implementation of innovation in healthcare entrepreneurship and runs startup accelerator HealthInc. He works together with companies, universities and the government on the use of health innovations in practice.

Peter Joosten is a blogger, biohacker and organizer of the Biohacking meetup for Permanent Beta. Jeff Povlo is Managing Director of SCAPE and a social designer. He is the founder of startup Living Labs. Teresa de Sanctis is a neuroscientist and involved with the science of Living Labs.

Opzet van de avond: 

17.30 – 18.00 walk in

18.00 – 18.15 Martijn (ahti) and Peter (Project Leven) – introduction

18.15 – 19.15 Jeff – How to help companies to reduce stress

19.15 – 19.30 Teresa – Q&A

19.30 – 20.30 drinks and networking

This Meetup is in English. Sign up via the Meetup website.

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