Latest news, views and reviews about the work of the AffecTech consortium, a unique international research project advancing state-of-the-art research into personal health technologies for affective disorders.
Personal Technologies for Affective Health AffecTech brings together human-computer interaction researchers, biomedical engineers and clinical psychologists, who are embarking on an innovative research project to develop a high-impact software and hardware platform to...read more
It is estimated that 1 in 6 of us will experience a common mental health problem. There are effective treatments for mental disorders such as depression and anxiety yet many of us most in need do not receive treatment and support. Barriers to mental health care...read more
Pioneering digital health research project gets underway The AffecTech project publically launched in September 2017, following the recruitment of the project's research team. AffecTech principal academic, Professor Corina Sas made the following address at the event...read more
Innovative research into mobile devices for stress management 🙂 Check out the super video from Javier Fernández-Alvarez, an AffecTech digital awareness project, created in conjunction with World Mental Health Day. AffecTech Early Stage Researcher,...read more
By Hristo Valev Affective disorders are psychiatric disorders, also called mood disorders, which are characterized by sudden mood swings, which can last from a few weeks to months. People affected will usually experience at least one episode in their lifetime....read more
By Andrea Patane One out of three men and about 40% of women experience a major depres- sive episode at least once in their life. In the UK, affective disorders (that is anxiety, depression and stress) are the leading cause of sickness absences from work, with...read more
Wearable technology to help people with mental health issues to be more productive in the workplace?
By Muhammad Umair More than 300 million people suffer from depression which is also a leading cause of disability and a major contributor to diseases. Anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder affects...read more
How Technology is Helping Us to be Kinder to Ourselves Dionne Bowie If we pause to think about it, we all probably know someone who has been affected by mental health problems. Mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety, are far more common than we...read more
With a little help from Interactive Personal Technologies By Charles Windlin In the last decades, the world has become drastically more complex and stressful. We are increasingly distracted by an immense stream of information every day and signs of stress throughout...read more
Principles of designing interfaces to motivate and support emotional processing Many thanks to all who attended the recent programme of AffecTech training events held in Lancaster, UK, incuding all the fantastic academic mentors, training providers and our first-class...read more