Bridging theory and practice: Our research projects are embedded in practical settings and require a multi-disciplinary approach. Industry provides inspiration and infrastructure for our ideas and experiments.
Simon: A Digital Protocol for Predicting Suicidal Ideation
Digital technology provides an unparalleled opportunity to collect data in individuals’ everyday lives. This includes information derived from passive mobile sensing (e.g., activity, screen lock events, light [...]
Physiotherapy is a widespread and efficient method for the rehabilitation of various health problems, such as chronic diseases, injuries, and age-related health issues. In addition to face-to-face [...]
Benefit Move: Deposit Contracts for Health Behaviour Change
There is overwhelming evidence that adding financial incentives to existing interventions for health behaviour change improves their efficacy. However, there are still questions regarding the sustainability of the [...]
Benefit StepCoach: A study to understand the working alliance of a virtual/human coach with the user.
The study focuses on eHealth, or more specifically, the comparison between guided (human-supported) and unguided (self-help) digital eHealth interventions. Previous research has shown that when comparing the [...]
CAMP: Cardiac Rehabilitation, Adjustment Disorder, Medication Adherence and Physical Activity
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death and hospitalization both worldwide and in Switzerland. The direct and indirect socio-economic consequences are of great relevance. According to [...]
Predicting States of Receptivity for Just-in-time Adaptive Interventions
Recent advancements in mobile sensing technologies have led to novel intervention concepts, including just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAI). The JITAI concept shows great potential because it aims to provide [...]
Ally: A Digital Assistant to Lift Your Level of Activity
Background: Smartphones enable the implementation of just-in-time adaptive interventions (JITAIs) that tailor the delivery of health interventions over time to user-varying and time-varying context characteristics. Ideally, JITAIs [...]