5th International Workshop On Mental Health And Well-Being: Sensing And Intervention
Varun Mishra (Dartmouth College, USA), Akane Sano (Rice University, USA), Saeed Abdullah (Penn State, USA), Jakob E. Bardram (TU Denmark, Denmark), Sandra Servia (University of Cambridge, UK), Elizabeth L. Murnane (Stanford University, USA), Tanzeem Choudhury (Cornell University, USA), Mirco Musolesi (UC London, UK), Giovanna Nunes Vilaza (DTU, Denmark), Rajalakshmi Nandakumar (Cornell Tech, USA), Tauhidur Rahman (UMass Amherst, USA)
Mental health issues affect a significant portion of the world’s population and can result in debilitating and life-threatening outcomes. To address this increasingly pressing healthcare challenge, there is a need to research novel approaches for early detection and prevention. Toward this, ubiquitous systems can play a central role in revealing and tracking clinically relevant behaviors, contexts, and symptoms. Further, such systems can passively detect relapse onset and enable the opportune delivery of effective intervention strategies.
However, despite their clear potential, the uptake of ubiquitous technologies into clinical mental healthcare is rare, and a number of challenges still face the overall efficacy of such technology-based solutions. The goal of this workshop is to bring together researchers interested in identifying, articulating, and addressing such issues and opportunities. Following the success this workshop in the last four years, we aim to continue facilitating the UbiComp community in developing novel approaches for sensing and intervention in the context of mental health.