The UT/CTIT research centre Centre for Monitoring and Coaching (CMC) is a multidisciplinary centre of expertise in health and wellbeing, combining knowledge on telemedicine, human media interaction and psychology in projects as, for example:
The Council of Coaches is an Innovation Action funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Framework. The project is running from September 2017 to August 2020 (3 years). In Council of Coaches, multiple virtual coaches form a personal council that supports the user in their health and well-being. Individual coaches have their own area of expertise, personality, and style of coaching. Join a council meeting! Give the council your thoughts, or listen and observe how the individual coaches exchange their views on your health behavior. Take what you’ve learned into your daily life, and if the need arises, contact any of the coaches anytime, anywhere.
Read more on the Council of Coaches website
AIRplay is a gaming environment to support physical (re-)conditioning and self-management of asthma among children in a fun manner. The challenge is to combine such biomedical sensing and smart coaching with innovative gaming strategies, so that children become more adherent to their medication, feel supported in becoming more physically active, and teach children to self-manage their asthma in a fun and playful manner.
Our aim is to develop and evaluate an innovative proof-of-concept for children with exercise-induced asthma (8-12 years) for improving their self-management skills in order to be able to better control their disease, called AIRplay.
Read more on the AIRPlay website
Mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety, are among the leading causes of the global burden of disease. E-mental health (EMH) interventions, i.e., web-based psychotherapy treatments, are increasingly used to improve access to psychotherapy for a wider audience. Whereas different EMH interventions tend to be equally effective, the responsiveness to a specific treatment shows large individual differences. Therefore, the personalization of treatments is seen as the major road for improvement. The objective of this interdisciplinary project is to use e-science methods and tools, in particular natural language processing, visualization and multivariate analysis methods, to analyze patterns in therapy-related textual features in e-mail correspondence between counselor and client. By connecting patterns of known change indicators to therapy outcome, the question What Works When for Whom? can be answered, which will greatly improve the effectiveness of EMH.
Read more at the what-works-when-for-whom website
For a complete overview of projects within the CMC, please contact us.