BNP Paribas Tests Bankers Stress

Bankers Under Stress

Bankers Under Stress

BNP Paribas employees have taken part in an academic trial that saw them wear Microsoft Band 2s that gathered biometric data to measure their stress levels and provide biometric measurements and data.

The academic trial with BNP Paribas is part of BioBeats’ focus on transforming the way organisations use data to help employees understand their health, connect the dots and manage their wellbeing by providing personalised interventions based on artificial intelligence (AI).

The academic experiment, under the control of professor Mark Cropley from the University of Surrey, gathered over 60 gigabytes of data from 560 BNP Paribas employees, making it one of the most robust evidence based studies on employee wellbeing. 

Using Technology to Modify Behaviour

The scientific findings include perceived/actual stress, links between stress and ruminators, and the outcome of breathing as an intervention. The data was then run through an artificial intelligence engine from BioBeats.

«By partnering with BioBeats we are taking the next step on our journey to support our employees’ mental and physical health in an objective, scientific and data-rich way, what’s new is how this programme uses technology to provide actionable insights to help change behaviour, encourage stress management and promote a productive lifestyle,» commented Ian Mackenzie, Head, Pension and Benefits, BNPP.

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