Phew - long, but interesting day on #digitalMHQ project. Thanks to the steering group for lots of ideas, provocations and perspectives.
P1Vital PReDicT study - clinical trial using software to predict antidepressant medication response - Mood Disorders theme
Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse in Central Nervous System Disorders - RADAR-CNS - Technology theme
Continuous remote assessment using smartphones and wearable devices provides a complete picture of a patient’s condition at a level of detail which was previously unachievable. Moreover, it could potentially allow treatment to begin before a patient’s health deteriorates, preventing the patient relapsing or becoming more ill before they seek treatment.
Big White Wall studies in Derbyshire (EMAHSN) and Notts (REBOOT) - online peer support and therapy for people experiencing common mental health problems - Mood Disorders theme
Designing for People with Dementia - MinD - Dementia Theme
The MinD programme involves multiple exchange visits and technology design projects.
Smartwatch Apps for Self-Management of Tourette Syndrome in Young People - Technology Theme
Evaluation of consumer level eye-trackers and EEG headsets - Technology theme
Digital Tools to Support the Treatment & Self-Management of Tourette Syndrome in Young People - Paediatric theme
How Do Digital Tools Support the Behavioural Treatment of Tourette Syndrome (TS) among Young People?
MindTech is currently investigating how digital tools such as mobile apps could be used to help deliver evidence-based treatments for Tourette Syndrome to young people and their families. Previous research by the MindTech team has shown that behavioural treatments such as Habit Reversal Therapy are effective in reducing tics in children and young people with TS, however, there are often significant difficulties with getting access to this treatment.
As part of this work we ran a project in partnership with the University of Bath to investigate how existing mobile apps for relaxation may support the treatment of Tourette Syndrome and to discover what young people and their families think of these products. Note: This initial project is now ended, but work on Digital Interventions Tourette's continues in MindTech - please contact Dr. Caroline Falconer for details.
Toolkit for Appraising Digital Mental Health Products - Technology theme
MindTech is collaborating with Leeds and York NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Leeds to develop a common set of criteria for evaluating digital mental health tools such as apps and mobile websites. A draft toolkit was presented at the King's Fund Digital Healthcare Congress on September 11th 2014 and we have now refined the toolkit based on the feedback that we have had from a wide range of users, developers and clinicians. You can download the toolkit now - please send us your feedback!
KuPA - Knowledge-based Person-centred Activity service - Dementia theme
This project based in Norway was a collaboration of MindTech with SINTEF Scandivanian research institute and companies Noen AS (project lead) and Kantega AS. The aim of KuPA is a new service that will be supported by a mapping tool, impleemented using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), that will ensure quality in a health-promoting activity service for people with dementia (PWD). The project ran November 2014 - Sept 2014 and a final report has been presented. The Norwegian partners are continuing roll-out of the KuPA service.
SnappyApp: smartphone assessment of ADHD with tests and games - Neurodevelopmental theme
A Continuous Performance Test (CPT) has been incorporated into a smartphone application (App) to measure three symptom domains associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); attention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. AX-CPT and X-CPT tests & games have been implemented for adults and children.
In the second phase of the project, June-October 2015, new smartphone games were developed using other performance/reaction time tests such as Go/No-go and Stop tasks, one evaluated with children at the University of Nottingham Summer Scientist week in August 2015.
iRAM - Remote monitoring of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms using mobile phone technology - Neurodevelopmental theme
A more effective system is needed to ensure ADHD patients are monitored properly after beginning medication, but without increasing the strain on clinic resources. Mobile phone technology offers the potential to meet this need. Completed project. See publication: Developing mHealth Remote Monitoring Technology for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Qualitative Study Eliciting User Priorities and Needs
Expressive behaviour from RGBD data to study comorbidity in ADHD and ASD - Neurodevelopmental theme - PhD project
This PhD project deals with developing computer vision based tools for RGBD (Red, Green, Blue, and Depth) data which can be used for the analysis and diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other disorders which show comorbidity with ADHD, in particular Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Assessing QbTest Utility in ADHD (AQUA trial) - CLAHRC EM project - Neurodevelopmental theme
'Assessing QbTest Utility in ADHD' (AQUA) is an NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands trial with MindTech providing clinical leadership (PI: Prof Chris Hollis) and technological support. The project arose out of the MindTech partnership with the SME QbTech Ltd.
Video calling for remote therapy - CLAHRC EM trials on self-harm and health anxiety - Technology theme
A number of choices exist for video conferencing/calling technology. MindTech has been working with the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands to advise on selection criteria for a system to support two trials, on therapeutic interventions for self-harm and health anxiety.
Innovation Labs: evaluating digital tools for young people's mental health - Mood disorders theme
This study, funded by Comic Relief, aims to evaluate how young people use particular digital tools (Apps and websites) and what impact this has on their mental health – it focuses on the digital tools that have been developed as part of the Innovation Labs Initiative. The project ran from April 2014 to April 2015 and has now ended. MindTech's final report is available for download, plus there are additional blog articles to read online, an a video about the evaluation.
Attention Grabber - Adult ADHD public awareness campaign with Screens in the Wild - Neurodevelopmental theme
The project was aimed at the use of multimedia and gaming to raise public awareness of Adult ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) using large urban touchscreens. The project finished in February 2015.
Completed project. See publications From SnappyApp to Screens in the Wild: Gamifying an Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder continuous performance test for public engagement and awareness and Evaluating a public display installation with game and video to raise awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Connecting Assistive Solutions to Aspirations - Dementia theme
CASA seeks to understand how to create an integrated service delivering a personalised set of enabling products designed to meet existent or future individual desires and aspirations. The project has ended and ran from January-September 2014. See: publications