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HeartRater: Tools for the systematic evaluation of interoceptive ability

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693143

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 149 630

  • EU contribution

    € 149 630

Hosted by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

Objective

The Proof-of-Concept grant seeks to develop a commercializable platform to quantify how sensitive individuals are to their own heartbeats. This platform will have applications in clinical psychology, personalized medicine and beyond.
We each differ in the way we express or control our emotions, in the way we base our decisions on feelings, and react to stress or excitement. A key determinant of these aspects on our behaviour is our sensitivity to changes in the emotional arousal of our bodies. Faster stronger heartbeats accompany threat and other challenges, but this may translate as anxiety, sadness or anger depending on how we register and interpret these changes.
This Proof-of-Concept grant aims to verify the innovation potential of the ideas and methods linked to the ERC advanced grant 324150 ‘Cardiac Control of Fear in the Brain’. HeartRater will characterise an individual along dimensions of interoceptive ability, including the unique interaction between heartbeat signals and the processing of threat and fear.
The Proof-of-Concept of grant will consolidate intellectual property rights and strategy, develop a technical prototype and undertake groundwork for marketing.
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Host institution

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

Address

Sussex House Falmer
Bn1 9rh Brighton

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 149 630

Beneficiaries (1)

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 149 630

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 693143

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 149 630

  • EU contribution

    € 149 630

Hosted by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

United Kingdom