As part of the “Mental Health: Sensing & Intervention” (MHSI) 2023 Ubicomp workshop, I was asked to give a “technical” keynote on the state of sensing in mental health. I gave a talk on “Technical Perspectives on Mobile Sensing in Mental Health” and the slides are available below, with a discussion of the key take-away messages.Continue reading “Keynote Talk at UbiComp 2023 in Cancún, Mexico”
Today I had the pleasure to talk about health data standards in the class on “Health Data and Interoperability” at the Medical Informatics education, run by Thomas Hildebrandt at the University of Copenhagen.Continue reading “Lecture on Health Data Standards”
Today I was invited to give a presentation to the Danish health management organization “Region of Southern Denmark” as part of their strategy conference on digital health.
I used my old paper on “Pervasive healthcare as a scientific discipline” as an outset to discuss where I see healthcare is moving – based (of course) on our research into digital health at DTU Health Tech and CACHET. Here I identify seven major trends, which I still find to be relevant. These seven trends are shown on the slide below (click on the image to download the entire slide deck).Continue reading “Two Major Trends in Digital Health”
I’ve recently been putting together a description of my recent research in mental health. My interest in mental health dates back to the MONARCA project, which has led to a number of interesting results since, especially driven by the data that is still being collected, analysed, and published mainly by Maria Faurholt-Jepsen and Lars V. Kessing.
Now we have been researching the 2nd generation of mHealth technology for mental health as part of the RADMIS project. This has focused on the design of Behavioral Activation Technology, which supports therapeutic support for depressive patients. These technologies show promising results in terms of supporting intervention in mental health and has – in a non-randomized clinical trial – shown a reduction in depressive symptoms.
Together with Aleksandar Matic, I recently made an overview of the different Ubicomp technologies for mental health, which has been done over the last decade. The paper has just been published in the IEEE Pervasive Computing Magazine. But unfortunately, the supplementary material with references to all the 46 systems is missing. You can access this here.Continue reading “A Decade of Ubiquitous Computing Research in Mental Health”
Having some quiet evenings on a skiing trip, I finally managed to find the time to add an SSL certificate to my web site. Hope this increase trust in what is happening here.
The other day I was giving a talk at the Danish hospital “Nordsjællands Hospital” as part of their research day.
I was trying to talk about the challenges that the Danish healthcare system is facing and how technology plays a role here. I also presented the new Department of Health Technology at the Technical University of Denmark, emphasising that health technology is both the “wet“, the “dry“, and the “digital“.Continue reading “[Personal] Health Technology – Research & Trends”
In the August issue of the Communication of the ACM, our review of Activity-Centric Computing Systems was published . This review covers a lot of research done by my research group over the years, as well as the works of others. The review was done in a systematic manner, trying to cover all the different kinds of research done in activity-centric computing over the years.Continue reading “Activity-Centric Computing Systems”