Twin Cities company Oxygen Plan taps Mayo to develop stress app


By Joe Carlson, Star Tribune

“Some stress is good: it accelerates thinking on a deadline or girds the body for a crisis. But chronic stress that doesn’t go away when the emergency passes costs the U.S. economy an estimated $300 billion, according to one often-cited tally, in everything from elevated blood pressure and stroke risk to absenteeism and employee turnover.

Now a Twin Cities company called the Oxygen Plan Corp. is tapping expertise from the Mayo Clinic to develop what is supposed to be the first mobile app to objectively measure a person’s level in a single stat: the Stress Number.”

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