1. REAL TIME TELEMONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND SELF-REPORTED CRAVING TO REDUCE RELAPSE RATES IN ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Alcohol addiction, craving, telemonitoring, wearable sensor technology, ecological momentary assessment
A wearable monitoring system for detecting early physiological signals of craving, to prevent relapse among recovering alcohol addicts, was developed in a user-centered design approach. In a longitudinal field study the system was tested among 16 patients undergoing outpatient treatment for alcohol addiction. During 100 days continuous physiological (Empatica E4 wristband; heart rate, skin conductance) and 5 times daily self-reported measures of craving, stress, mood, and alcohol consumption were collected.
This project was granted by: University of Twente, Tech4People Fund. Supporting partner organisations was Tactus Addiction Care.
Thesis: to be expected in 2020