The EU-funded PreventIT project invites researchers at the beginning of their career to an international Summer School where they will learn about state-of-the-art solutions, current trends, novel approaches in the areas of behaviour change theory and taxonomy, co-design, user engagement, digital technologies, service models and sensitive data management.

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PhD students and junior researchers from a variety of disciplines (e.g. behavioural science, computer science, engineering, human-computer interaction) will be exposed to relevant topics such as how to:

  • Apply evidence and theory in development and evaluation;
  • Engage users, without which the most impressive technologies will be of little use;
  • Evaluate the quality and ethics of products;
  • Implement digital technologies at scale to maximise their potential in improving global health.

Deadline to apply is 5 March 2018.

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PreventIT project

PreventIT (running from 2016 until the end of 2018) is working on an ICT based mHealth System (iPAS) for the consumer market that:

  1. Enables early identification of risk of age-related functional decline;
  2. Engenders behavioural change in seniors in order to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

The project will use an integrated system of a smartphone and smartwatch as frontend technology, and a protected cloud-based solution for handling personal data as backend technology.

The researchers will develop online instruments for risk-screening, complexity metrics, motivation for behavioural change, and a method for personalised exercise by phenotype, based on currently available big data sets.

You can find more information on the PreventIT website.


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