Search Tag: mental health

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State of Mental Health: Digital Providers’ Insight

2021 12 Feb

A new research assesses the role digital providers play in the mental health support during the pandemic.   You might also like: ATA & ORCHA Partner for Health App Quality   Mental health had been on the radar of the World Health Organization even before COVID-19, with an estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffering... Read more

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2021 01 Feb

The costs of loneliness, and telepresence as a social snack   In this space I explore monthly topics, from concepts to technologies, related to the necessary steps to build Digital Healthcare Systems. For the month of February 2021, I have invited Prof. Luisa Lima to co-author a brief article on ‘The costs of loneliness and... Read more

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Managing Eating Disorders in Multi-User Virtual Reality

2020 23 Oct

A team of researchers share their experience of creating and testing a multi-user virtual reality (MUVR) remote psychotherapeutic system for body weight and shape concerns.   You might also like: Feasibility and Potential Benefits of Immersive Virtual Reality in the Intensive Care Unit   Applications of virtual reality (VR) is an... Read more

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Smart and Comfortable Eyewear

2020 03 Sep

New smart eyewear has been developed by University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers that can track pulse and eye movement. This new technology can accurately monitor the ophthalmological and cardiac signals needed for studies on sleep quality and mental health, according to a recent study (Homayounfar et al. 2020).   You might also like:... Read more

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Chatbot Use in Mental Health: Decisive Factors

2020 06 Jul

Fully automated conversational agents (CAs), also known as bots or chatbots, now commonly assist consumers when doing online shopping and banking transactions, as well as in making doctors' appointments.   You might also like: Healthcare Data: Creating a Learning Healthcare Ecosystem   A new area where intelligent chatbots can... Read more

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Mental health and early cancer detection aims of NHS and space tech collaboration

2018 19 Sep

The deadline is approaching for submissions to a multi-million-pound initiative for innovative ideas using space tech to solve healthcare problems. To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UK National Health Service (NHS), the UK Space Agency has launched a 4-billion-pound joint initiative with the NHS for healthcare innovators who can demonstrate... Read more

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App Helps Reduce Suicidal Thoughts in Stressed Interns

2015 27 Nov

New doctors working round the clock during their internship experience a predictable sharp rise in stress and pressure, which often leads to depression and suicidal thoughts. Now a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry shows that an online tool to support their mental health may cut the rate of suicidal thoughts in half. MoodGYM — a free web-based... Read more