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Designing for Self-Management of Mental Ill-Health

Designing for Self-Management of Mental Ill-Health

Designing for Self-Management of Mental Ill-health - The Need to Extend Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Agenda Professor Corina Corina Sas of Lancaster University, UK Keynote lecture at BIOSTEC 2018     Abstract: "Affective disorders, such as stress and...

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Emotion recognition – insight from an engineer

Emotion recognition – insight from an engineer

By Shadi Ghiasi  The field of affective computing nowadays aims to implement the engineering approaches to link the physiological patterns to different states of emotion. A wide class of research has been oriented to identify the emotional responses by investigating...

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Ethics in the Time of Technology

Ethics in the Time of Technology

A Call for Integrated Ethical Approaches to Mobile Mental Health By Dionne Bowie, AffecTech Researcher Mental health professionals are guided in their work by ethical principles and codes of conduct. These ethical codes clearly outline standards of practice,...

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Emotion regulation study chart

By Javier Fernandez Kirszman Please see below a chart of the different classifications that scientific literature has elaborated about emotion regulation throughout the years. The study of emotion regulation has sprouted out in recent years. Therefore, this is a...

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Insights from the AffecTech Biosensing Hackathon

Insights from the AffecTech Biosensing Hackathon

Andrea Patane The second AffecTech event was held in Lisbon, Portugal at Plux, one of the main AffecTech partners. Following from a previous post that discussed the Lancaster first AffecTech workshop (1), I will here discuss some of the insights gained from the Plux...

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AffecTech at CHI 2018

AffecTech at CHI 2018

AffecTech researchers and academics attend & present at CHI 2018 conference AffecTech was proud to have a noteworthy presence at this year’s prestigious CHI 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Widely recognised as the world’s most important showcase for human-computer...

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The current state of mood assessment

The current state of mood assessment

By Hristo Valev Slightly more than 4% of the world population is suffering from depression [4]. Almost 40% of adults will experience at least one major depressive episode in their lifetimes [2]. Decreased mood is one of the main symptoms of depression and its correct...

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AffecTech is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by European Commission H2020