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Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:29:29 +0000
From: "Intille, Stephen"
Subject: Talk Tue 11 AM: Jakob Bardram: On the Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorders
Tue Jan 26, 11-12 AM
177 Huntington (12th floor conference room)*
On the Design of Personal Health Technologies for Mental Disorders
Professor Jakob Bardram
IT University of Copenhagen
Mental disorders like depression and bipolar disorder impose a very high
societal burden in terms of cost, lost productivity, morbidity, suffering, and
mortality, and is a leading cause of disability and disease burden worldwide.
According to EU, depression-related diseases are among the most pressing public
health concern today, and account for more than 7% of all estimated health and
premature mortality costs in Europe, only exceeded by heart disease and cancer.
According to WHO, mental health is the fastest growing chronic disease and is
one of the leading causes to disability worldwide.
In this talk I will present our research into the design of personal health
technologies for patients suffering from mental disorders. Based on research
done as part of the EU-funded MONARCA project, I will present the user-centered
design of the technology and present results from clinical pilot trials. I will
also share our experience in being part of “real” randomized clinical trial that
seeks to establish clinical evidence for the efficacy of personal health
technology in improving treatment outcome. I will reflect upon the challenges of
combining a user-centered, agile, flexible design process with a rigorous
* If you do not work in 177, email email@example.com if you plan to attend so
your name can be added to visitor list at the front desk.
Prof. Bardram's Bio:
Jakob E. Bardram is a professor at the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU) and
runs the Pervasive Interaction Technology Laboratory (PIT|LAB). Prior to this
position, he was an associate professor at the Computer Science Department,
University of Aarhus and the co-founder and first manager of the Danish Centre
for Pervasive Healthcare. His research interests are Pervasive/Ubiquitous
Computer Systems, Object Oriented Software Architecture, Computer Supported
Cooperative Work (CSCW); and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). The main
application area of this research is within healthcare, especially Pervasive
Healthcare. In the summer of 2006 he co-founded the company Cetrea A/S, which
specialize in the development of pervasive computing technology for hospitals.
The products and technologies of Cetrea is based on research done in the
Interactive Hospital (iHospital) project. He also helped found CLC Bio A/S which
develops bioinformatics software. Dr. Bardram has previously held positions as
project manager and IT architect at IBM Denmark, where he architected and
managed several e-business projects. And he has been an industrial research
fellow at CSC Scandihealth, where he worked with software architectures for
cooperative systems in hospitals. Dr. Bardram received his PhD in computer
science in 1998 from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Since returning to
academia in 2001, he has been involved in several R&D Projects with industry. He
has coedited a book on Pervasive Healthcare and has co-edited a special issue of
Pervasive Healthcare in the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in
Biomedicine. During his scientific career, Jakob Bardram has published more than
50 original papers in international scientific books, journals, and conference