1. REAL TIME TELEMONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES AND SELF-REPORTED CRAVING TO REDUCE RELAPSE RATES IN ALCOHOL ADDICTION

Researchers:

PhD Candidate: Erika van Wijk-van Lier
Other involved researchers: Marcel Pieterse, Matthijs Noordzij, Marloes Postel

Key words:

Alcohol addiction, craving, telemonitoring, wearable sensor technology, ecological momentary assessment

Abstract:

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.

Partners: 

This project was granted by: University of Twente, Tech4People Fund. Supporting partner organisations was Tactus Addiction Care.

Products:

Thesis: to be expected in 2020

https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-019-01263-9

https://doi.org/10.1080/16066359.2017.1309525

https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55134-0_1