Book: The Digital Pill: What Everyone Should Know about the Future of Our Healthcare System

2021-06-22T15:01:33+02:00May 5th, 2021|

Information technology is changing healthcare in numerous wide-ranging aspects, including significantly improving the overall quality of patient care and therefore helping to reduce limitations in people's daily lives. The Digital Pill reflects on how digital technologies can combat chronic diseases including diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative diseases [...]

MobileCoach Open Source Platform

2020-11-07T23:24:16+01:00October 14th, 2020|

The vision of the MobileCoach platform is to create fully-automated digital interventions. Due to a modular and extendable structure as well as an architecture rooted in the logics and legal claims of open-source software, the MobileCoach lays a fruitful ground for digital interventions in several [...]

Prediction and Prevention of Non-Adherence to Digital Health Interventions

2021-04-03T15:48:38+02:00October 14th, 2020|

Digital Health Interventions show great potential in supporting health care systems with the globally increasing prevalence and economic costs of chronic diseases - the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. However, despite the availability of evidence-based DHIs, a substantial proportion of users does not adhere to [...]

Breeze: A Gameful Biofeedback Breathing Training for Mental and Physical Well-being

2020-11-23T13:48:25+01:00October 1st, 2020|

Slow-paced breathing training is an effective method to strengthen cardiac functioning and psychological well-being. It thus addresses two of the most pressing global health challenges: chronic disease and mental illness. Slow-paced breathing training can be self-paced (e.g., during mindfulness meditation), externally-guided by following acoustic, seismic, or visual [...]

Sweetgoals: A Conversational Agent for Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

2021-03-11T10:07:12+01:00April 1st, 2020|

Many young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) struggle with the complex daily demands of adherence to their medical regimen and face challenges achieving glycemic control at target levels. However, few interventions have been developed specifically for this age group. In the proposed study, we will provide [...]

Diane+ A Digital Lifestyle Coach to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Singapore

2021-06-11T10:46:53+02:00March 1st, 2020|

The Singaporean healthcare system is facing challenges arising from the increase of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as type-2 diabetes (T2D), related risk factors, and their associated socio- and health-economic costs. To address this important problem at an early stage of disease onset and because prevention-focused health interventions [...]

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