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Positive Technology App

Date created: 31/08/2013

Website or demo video presentation:

IPR:

  • copyright protected

Asset type:

  • Software application

Technology readiness level:

  • TRL 8 – system complete and qualified

Type of collaboration seeking:

  • Business: Commercial/Marketing support

Positive Technology App is a telehealth tool allowing self-management of stress and enabling mobile-based treatment. It won the WSA mobile award for the best mHealth app. Research indicates that the use of mobile phones enhances clinical approaches to stress management. Within the context of the INTERSTRESS project, a mobile app was developed to help people cope with stress. Using an engaging 3D virtual reality island, the user can practice effective relaxation techniques. The Positive Technology app also offers biofeedback training to control heart rate variability, thus helping to counter the physiological changes induced by stress. The biofeedback approach used has two outstanding merits. Firstly, heart rate variability is one of the most effective biofeedback techniques. Secondly, the treatment is situated in a virtual environment, the medium of choice for giving users feedback, by being more intuitive and making learning easy. The biofeedback section of the app exploits progress made in the field of wearable low-cost biosensors to allow effective interventions in daily situations.

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