Research topic

Healthful environments, services and applications

Fostering physical and in particular mental health has become one of the grand challenges of our time. Technological innovations not only offer promise for increasing efficiency, reducing cost and up-scaling but, even more importantly, can also meaningfully contribute to the quality of preventive, diagnostic, curative and palliative care.

We aim to promote health and mental wellbeing by creating, utilizing and optimizing novel technological solutions (e.g., ambulatory sensing, self-tracking, AI) that are user-centered, personalized, and grounded in our everyday social and physical context, building on theories and methods from psychology, gerontology, chronobiology, and psychiatry. Important application domains are mHealth, behavior-change applications, warm technology for dementia, and integrative lighting solutions for mental health, wellbeing and sleep.