SENSE: Stress Experiences in Neighborhood and Social Environments (2018 - Present)

Project Description

This project seeks to identify supports/barriers to well-being across multiple public spaces in one San Francisco neighborhood by collecting feedback from participants about if/how biometric data contributed to their Discovery Tool/Our Voice experience.


  • Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Build Public


  • Adults residing in and around San Francisco, CA

Research Question

Does individual stress response data correlate with perceived/objective features of the built environment?

Our Voice Impact

"This experience has changed my life.  I see inadequacies everywhere I go as it relates to pedestrian access and safety.  I even stop [at] construction sites to remind them to be considerate of the handicapped in our community.  Thank you all so much for this awareness and empowerment to require change."

~ Pam Jiner, GirlTrek Advocacy Leader, Denver CO