The high level of stress in modern life is one of the huge problems of the 21st century society, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the pandemic, the need for inexpensive, portable and easy-to-use health monitoring tools (mental and physical) has increased. Of particular importance here is mobile (smartphone) thermography, as it enables the initial detection and self-control of stress, which being intensified nowadays, is the cause of many diseases, depression and health problems. The smartphone thermal imaging camera responds to the strict sanitary guidelines, offering contact-free, painless and non-invasive operation. Additionally, it is included in the group of low-cost solutions available for home use. It is an alternative to commonly used (often expensive and unavailable to everyone): EMG, ECG, EEG, GSR or other high-cost stress detection tools. Thermal imaging by analyzing abnormalities or temperature changes allows for detection application. Therefore, the aim of this work is to determine the possibilities of a low-budget mobile thermal imaging camera in detecting stress, detecting and analyzing stress by identifying the characteristics of psychophysiological signals with the individual characteristics of the participants, along with the correlation. The participants' reactions to the film introducing stress tension up to the climax of the action were recorded thermographically. Data was processed in OpenCV. In the usual observation, stress often remained unnoticed. However, the thermographic analysis provided detailed information on the impact of the film's stressful situation on the participants, with the possibility of distinguishing the stages of stress. The results of the preliminary pilot study were presented, which indicated the variability of temperature and heart rate as important indicators of stress – with the simultaneous significance of individual characteristics of the participant. Smartphone stress thermography is a promising method of monitoring human stress, especially at home.