Guest Lecture by J. Ollier on Elena+ A Pandemic Lifestyle Care Intervention, September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
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About Joseph Ollier

Joseph Ollier is a doctoral student at the Chair of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich (, and the Center for Digital Health Interventions ( researching how digital services and conversational agents can be leveraged in pursuit of behavior change, particularly in health-care and healthy living domains. Joseph has experience working with major Swiss insurers in developing new digital products, as well as diabetes care with partners from Diabetes Center Bern, University of Hong Kong, and the Future Health Technologies program; a collaboration between ETH Zurich, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University.

About the Lecture

The COVID-19 coronavirus represents a health emergency on a global scale and maintaining public health in terms of both preventing virus transmission but also consequences of the lock-down (lack of exercise, poor sleep quality, mental health issues) remains a concern. To meet this challenge to public health, Elena+, has been developed rapidly during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. Elena+ is a smartphone app and a pandemic lifestyle care intervention that delivers a series of psychoeducational coaching sessions via a text-based chatbot, aiming to support behavioral activation and changes in health outcomes. The lecture will overview the development of Elena+, the intervention design, and materials, and the outlook for both delivering pandemic lifestyle outcomes and research considerations moving forward.

Elena+ is currently available for Android (Play Store Link) and iOS (App Store Link) in UK, Ireland, and Switzerland.

We invite you to join this guest lecture. Registration is not required. The lecture will be recorded and made available online.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch, Assistant Professor for Digital Health, University of St.Gallen (HSG), and Scientific Director, Center for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI), ETH Zurich & HSG

Prof. Dr. Elgar Fleisch, Professor of Technology Management HSG, Professor of Information Management ETH Zurich, and Advisory Board Member, CDHI

Prof. Dr. Florian von Wangenheim, Professor of Technology Marketing, ETH Zurich & Advisory Board Member, CDHI

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