mhealth refers to the use of mobile technology in mental health care.
The development and commercialization of wearables, a specific subgroup within mHealth, is growing exponentially.
Wearables are sensors and devices that are worn on the body to collect physiological data.
MHC & EAP
To date, the use of wearables is relatively unexplored territory for Mental Health Care and Employee Assistance Programs
the carewear project
Collecting and disseminating expertise on the use of wearables in mental health care.
Developing an online software platform on which the physiological data can be consulted
Developing clinical intervention protocols based on wearables
Trials of the platform and intervention protocols in cooperation with members of the user group
Flemish Association for Clinical Psychologists
Professional Association for Psychological Consultants
The Human Link
on the road - international
This international conference has a thematic track on technology and changing behaviour through for example internet interventions and mobile health. Within this important thematic track Nele De Witte will present a poster on the Carewear project. In this poster she will introduce the research protocols and present the online platform that is currently being developed Read more about 15th European Congress of Psychology – 11-14/07/2017[…]
This edition of the BAPS conference focuses on the past, present, and future of psychology as a scientific discipline. Inez Buyck will present the results of focus group discussions on the benefits, challenges/barriers, and advice to foster the use of wearables in mental healthcare in a poster.
eMen wants to promote accessible, affordable, and effective digital mental health care in Northwest Europe. Tom Van Daele and Bert Bonroy provide a showcase of new technological applications for mental health care at this conference. The potential of wearables, virtual reality and several apps and website is illustrated in this session.
The European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII) is a non-profit organization that promotes the scientific approach to studying e-health interventions focused on behavior and psychological health. Inez Buyck presented the state of the art of the international research on the use of wearables in different mental disorders and introduced the Carewear project at this conference. Read more about 4th European Society for Research on Internet Interventions Conference – 22 & 23/09/2016[…]
The International Conference on Sustainable Employability unites scientists and professionals of all disciplines involved in sustainable employability to exchange knowledge and know-how. The Carewear-team presented on the usability of wearables within stress and burn-out management. We gave an overview of usable wearables followed by a demonstration of an operational interface to visualize psychophysiological data. Furthermore, we elaborated Read more about International Conference on Sustainable Employability – 14-16/09/2016[…]
The EAEF is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of assistance and supporting work-related services for employees. On the conference in Romania, Tom Van Daele held a talk on the potential of wearables in preventive screening and interventions for burnout at work. The program of the conference can be found here: Programa_conferencia_EAEF.