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New project on wearable technologies for mental health2017 December 18


Affective health disorders including depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Building on an extensive track record in technology to support mental health, work has begun in the School of Computer Science and Statistics on the AffecTech Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by the European Commission.
Whilst current wearable technologies are being shown to help people take action to improve their mental health, there is huge potential to scale-up to more easily administered systems, providing not only longer-term benefits for patients, but delivering large-scale cost-savings for health services.
The project will examine how mental health interventions can incorporate sensing technologies for monitoring, exploring and regulating emotions in daily life. Partners include the University of Lancaster, Philips Research, Universita Di Pisa, KTH, Universitat Jaume I De Castellon, Boğaziçi Universitesi, Plux Biosignals, Universita Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore, University of Oxford, and the NHS.
Contact Dr Gavin Doherty HERE