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AFFECTECH: Personal Technologies for Affective Health

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  • Claudia Repetto
  • Corina Sas
  • Cristina Botella
  • Giuseppe Riva
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Publication date11/07/2017
Original languageEnglish
EventThe 15th European Congress of Psychology, 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 11/07/201714/07/2017
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ConferenceThe 15th European Congress of Psychology, 2017
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period11/07/1714/07/17
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Abstract

Affectech is an innovative training network funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks. It will capitalise on European expertise in personal health systems, electrical engineering research in wireless devices, and human-computer interaction research. It will provide a tailored research training to 15 PhD students consisting of bespoke events, conferences and secondments to the network?s partner institutions. The project aims at advancing the state-of-the art of the technologies designed to promote mental health and well being. The project develops around three main topics: a) capturing emotions, by setting up wearable sensors and devices able to detect psychophysiological changes related to emotions; b) understanding emotions, by implementing apps and devices able to support better recall, exploration and sense making of the captured emotions; c) training emotions, by developing innovative technology-based interventions for training three of the most impactful adaptive, regulation strategies, which are cognitive reappraisal, mindfulness and biofeedback.