StressItOut is a hardware stressing and testing program for GNU/Linux. Its main purpose is to strain the computer to ensure the hardware is in good state. There are several test modules: CPU load, memory test, 2D OpenGL painting, 3D OpenGL rendering, hard drives, optical drives, serial ports transmission, and parallel ports. Support for lm-sensors is in the works. This software, when ready for release, will mainly be aimed at the QA departments of hardware manufacturing companies, who need to ensure their newly produced machines perform correctly under heavy workloads, and that all their components work as expected.
iRelief is an app that provides a breath control training for the user to practice controlled training techniques, while providing bio-feedback on the user's training data. Using photoplethysmographic techniques and the iPhone's camera, iRelief is able to measure the heart rate and calculate Heart Rate Variability (HRV) just by placing the user's fingertip on the camera lens. The HRV is a measure taken by the beat-to-beat interval of the user's heartbeat, which based on existing research, increases as we inhale and decreases as we exhale.