AffecTech is committed to public engagement around its core aim of advancing personalised technologies to help sufferers of affective health disorders, as well as raising awareness of mental health issues and the stigma surrounding mental illness.
On this page you can explore journal publications, papers and other research outcomes and keep-up-to-date with the AffecTech project as it progresses.
The AffecTech network benefits from input from a number of leading international scientists, health professionals and technologists. AffecTech brings together research teams from 11 respected consortium institutions from across Europe, including Oxford University in the UK, the UK’s NHS, Philips Research in the Netherlands; as well as a range of prestigious associate partners from around the world, including Stanford University, Carnegie Melon University, and University of California at Santa Cruz in the USA. Lancaster University is the coordinating institution for AffecTech.
Members of the AffecTech Consortium have been recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who must be eligible to enrol as PhDs and who will benefit from a unique doctoral training programme to become the future generation of European researchers, who will revolutionise affective health research and improve health care through innovative personalised technologies. There is some more information here on some of the research positions: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/209659
The link to this flyer, also provide an overview:
AffecTech was established in 2017 with support from the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded by European Commission H2020.
AffecTech is a four year research project into wearable technologies that aims to transform understanding of affective disorders, i.e. anxiety, depression and bipolar conditions. Personalised health is one of the strategic research areas for Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme. AffecTech advances the state-of-the-art of personal health technologies for affective disorders, estimated to be the highest ranking cause of disease by 2020.
AffecTech marks a significant shift from current wearable technologies capturing emotional responses that require interpreting by health professionals, towards a new personalised self-help technology for visualising, exploring and regulating emotions in daily life. AffecTech aims to deliver an effective low cost technology platform – software and hardware – to help sufferers of affective health conditions (depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder). This goal is highly innovatory with the potential for significant scale up and the delivery of large-scale benefits for health services.
Please also see below a flyer, which was produced for the 2017 CHI conference in Denver, which gives an overview: