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NEurobehavioural predictiVE and peRsonalised Modelling of depressIve symptoms duriNg primary somatic Diseases with ICT-enabled self-management procedures

Objective

Personal health systems for the management of chronic diseases have seen giant leaps in development over recent years. These systems offer vital sign monitoring and therapy delivery at home, focusing on the primary physical disease conditions. However, they do not provide support for early mood assessment or psychological treatment and lack a real-time comprehensive assessment of the patient’s mental status.
Depression is the third leading contributor to global diseases, and depressive mood state is also considered to be strictly related to the onset or worsening of a severe primary somatic disease. Indeed effective preventive medicine related to the onset of depressive symptoms as a comorbidity and worsening factor of psychosomatic diseases such as myocardial infarction, leg-amputation, cancer, and kidney failure is lacking.
NEVERMIND sets out to empower people who suffer from symptoms of depression related to a serious somatic disease by placing them at the center of their mental healthcare. Equipped with just a smartphone and a lightweight sensitized shirt, patients seeking care and treatment for their mental illnesses interact with these devices that collect data about their mental and physical health, to then get effective feedback. Lifestyle factors, i.e. diet, physical activity and sleep hygiene, play a significant mediating role in the development, progression and treatment of depression, and in NEVERMIND will be monitored by a real-time Decision Support System running locally on the patient’s smartphone, predicting the severity and onset of depressive symptoms, by processing physiological data, body movement, speech, and the recurrence of social interactions. The data will trigger a response encouraging the patient to conduct or alter activities or lifestyle to reduce the occurrence and severity of depressive symptoms.
The final aim is to bring this system to the market, giving people the tools to control their depression and unburden their minds.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 914 866,25

Participants (8)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 878,75
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 599 046,25
Address
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 539 532,50
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Associação para Investigação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Medicina
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 520 753,75
Address
Av. Prof. Egas Moniz
1649-028 Lisbon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 523 178,75
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INVENTYA LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 428 370
Address
520 Birchwood Boulevard Birchwood
WA3 7QX Warrington
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GAIA AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 472 511,25
Address
Hans-henny-jahnn-weg 53
22085 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMARTEX S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 376,25
Address
Via Lungo Il Ficarello 3
59100 Prato
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)