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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.

Mental health supported by technology

Mental health supported by technology

Compassion at the core of design Designing a system for a target population is not straightforward. It requires a good understanding of the end users, of their needs, challenges and difficulties. When it comes to the design of a solution for supporting mental health,...

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AffecTech presented at DIS 2018

AffecTech presented at DIS 2018

AffecTech in the spotlight at Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference in Hong Kong AffecTech was proud to have a presence at this year’s Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) conference in Hong Kong, which this year had a central theme of tackling diversity in...

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AffecTech researcher training in Stockholm, Sweden

AffecTech researcher training in Stockholm, Sweden

Principles of designing interfaces to motivate and support emotional processing   Many thanks to all participants at AffecTech’s latest training event which took place on the island of Grinda, near Stockholm, Sweden. Hosted by AffecTech partner, Kungliga Tekniska...

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