Prediction and Prevention of Non-Adherence to Digital Health Interventions

2022-01-21T20:26:28+01:00October 14th, 2020|

Digital health interventions (DHIs) show vast potential in supporting patients and health care systems with the globally increasing prevalence and economic costs of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the leading causes of death and disability worldwide [1, 2]. More specifically, Mobile Health Applications (mHealth apps) are now considered [...]

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

2022-05-18T03:05:36+02:00October 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 [...]

Using Voice Assistants for the Management of Chronic Diseases: is it possible?

2021-12-21T09:02:12+01:00June 1st, 2020|

Voice assistants (VAs) are increasingly, ubiquitous and accessible in multiple contexts. But can we use them to provide a scalable solution to deliver digital health-interventions? The heterogeneity in research methods used to develop and evaluate voice assistants for health clashes with the demand for more frequent and transparent dissemination of research [...]

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 [...]

WAVE: Wearable-based Risk Assessment for COVID-19 inpatients

2021-12-10T12:47:03+01:00April 1st, 2020|

To provide effective care for COVID-19 inpatients, clinical practitioners need systems that monitor patient health and subsequently allow for risk scoring. Existing approaches for risk scoring in COVID-19 patients focus primarily on intensive care units and use specialized medical measurement devices, but not for general wards. Our [...]

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

2022-02-23T09:28:42+01:00March 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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