UCL Psychology and Language Sciences


UCLIC Seminar - On the Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorder

28 September 2016, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm

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Room 405, 66-72 Gower Street

Speaker: Professor Jakob E Bardram, Technical University of Denmark

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This seminar is co-organised by UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) and UCL Institute of Digital Health  (UCL IDH).

Mental disorders like depression and bipolar disorder impose a very high societal burden in terms of cost, lost productivity, morbidity, suffering, and mortality, and are a leading cause of disability and disease burden worldwide. According to EU, depression-related diseases are among the most pressing public health concern today, and account for more than 7% of all estimated health and premature mortality costs in Europe, only exceeded by heart disease and cancer. According to WHO, mental health is the fastest growing chronic disease and is one of the leading causes to disability worldwide. In this talk I will present our research into the design of personal health technologies for patients suffering from mental disorders. Based on research done as part of the EU-funded MONARCA project, I will present the user-centred design of the technology and present results from clinical pilot trials. I will also share our experience in being part of "real" randomized clinical trial that seeks to establish clinical evidence for the efficacy of personal health technology in improving treatment outcome. I will reflect upon the challenges of combining a user-centred, agile, flexible design process with a rigours clinical trial.

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About the speaker: Jakob E. Bardram, PhD, is a Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) where he directs the Copenhagen Center for Health Technology, which is co-organized with the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, at the University of Copenhagen (KU-SUND), where he is also an adjunct professor. He is the co-founder, board member, and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) of Monsenso ApS. His main research areas are human-computer interaction (HCI) and user interface software technology (UIST), software architecture, pervasive computing, and pervasive healthcare

Time: Wednesday 28th September, 3pm.
NEW VENUE: Room 1.03, Malet Place Engineering Building.
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