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Erika van Lier

Relapse prevention trough alcohol craving monitoring

Description of research
Alcohol abuse is currently the fourth leading unhealthy lifestyle behavior contributing to morbidity and mortality and has devastating effects on individuals and their families. Despite the availability of online counseling interventions, many clients fall back into their addiction. The aim of this project is to research and develop a remote monitoring and coaching system. This system unobtrusively monitors, with wearable bio-sensors the clients physiological responses in everyday life. Additionally, an app is used to monitor self-reported psychological craving thoughts, and provides the client with automated feedback and support when their craving responses are elevated.

Advisor(s)
Dr. Matthijs L. Noordzij, Dr. Marcel E. Pieterse, Dr. Marloes G. Postel, Dr. Hein A. de Haan MD, Prof. Dr. Miriam M.R. Vollenbroek-Hutten, Prof. Dr. Jan Maarten C. Schraagen

Duration
June 2015 – May 2018

Project
Tech4People

Funding institution
University of Twente

CTIT Research Centre
Centre for monitoring and coaching

Links to relevant web pages
https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/cpe/employees/vanlier/#erika-van-lier-msc