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
Glen Debard and Bert Bonroy will give an oral presentation at the BME conference in the Netherlands. They will present the technical challenges and innovations of wearable monitoring in the Carewear project and additionally go into how wearables can be usefully implemented in a clinical context.
In4care organises a festival of care innovation where actors and organisations that are active in healthcare can meet and inspire one another. Nele De Witte en Tom Van Daele will illustrate how technology can contribute to individualized mental healthcare at the Domus Medica connecting the dots stage. Carewear and the Phobos AR project will be Read more about Inspire Healthcare – 7/12/2018[…]
The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) is organising a conference in Berlin, which is focused on the future of mental healthcare. Tom Van Daele and Bert Bonroy will give a showcase in the eMen symposium, titled ‘E-mental health innovations and their implementation in Europe’. They will demonstrate how different types of wearable devices Read more about DGPPN congress – 28/11-1/12/2018[…]
The annual symposium of the National Committee on Biomedical Engineering’ (NCBME) is themed ‘Data Sciences and Healthcare’. Romy Sels will present a poster on how Carewear makes wearable data available for the prevention and treatment of mental illness.
The E-health task force of the European Federation of Psychologists’ associations (EFPA) is organizing a symposium at the University of Cyprus on Mental e-Health Treatment Inventions. Tom Van Daele will give a talk on how wearable technology can be used to improve current approaches to burn-out prevention and the treatment of depression. He will also present Read more about Symposium of the EFPA task force on e-health – 15/11/2018[…]
The 9th conference of the Flemish Society for Mental Health (VVGG) is focused on diversity in mental healthcare. Tom Van Daele is chair of the symposium on mental health & technology. Nele De Witte and Romy Sels will present on the use of wearable technology in the treatment of depression and will demonstrate the Carewear Read more about Flemish Mental Healthcare conference – 17&18/9/2018[…]
The eMen INTERREG project is aimed at promoting accessible, affordable, and effective digital mental health care in North-West Europe. At this conference, Romy Sels and Nele De Witte will give an oral presentation in which they provide an overview of the current technical challenges associated with the use of wearables and building a platform for the Read more about Emen Conference – 6/9/2018[…]
The 2018 meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences (BAPS) will take place at the University of Ghent and is focused on Psychological science of primary mental health care. Nele De Witte will present a poster on the Carewear project. This presentation will introduce the protocol of the Carewear trials as well as provide a Read more about Annual meeting of the Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences – 18/5/2018[…]
The European Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ESRII) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the scientific approach to studying eHealth interventions focused on behavior and mental health. At this conference, Nele De Witte will give a demonstration of the online Carewear platform. Additionally, she will present a poster describing the Carewear use Read more about 5th European Society for Research on Internet Interventions Conference – 19 & 20/04/2016[…]
The Belgian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry organizes a symposium that is focused on new technological applications for psychiatry. Nele De Witte will give a presentation about wearables in which she discusses the opportunities and the challenges we face in this field.
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.