International Workshop on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health

Research Article

From self-monitoring to self-understanding: Going beyond physiological sensing for supporting wellbeing

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245999,
        author={Dana Pavel and Vic Callaghan and Anind Dey},
        title={From self-monitoring to self-understanding: Going beyond physiological sensing for supporting wellbeing},
        proceedings={International Workshop on Pervasive Computing Paradigms for Mental Health},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MINDCARE},
        year={2012},
        month={4},
        keywords={context awareness self-monitoring self-understanding wellbeing},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245999}
    }
    
  • Dana Pavel
    Vic Callaghan
    Anind Dey
    Year: 2012
    From self-monitoring to self-understanding: Going beyond physiological sensing for supporting wellbeing
    MINDCARE
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2011.245999
Dana Pavel1,*, Vic Callaghan1, Anind Dey2
  • 1: University of Essex
  • 2: Carnegie Mellon University
*Contact email: dmpave@essex.ac.uk

Abstract

Even though mental health is an important part of our wellbeing we believe that, so far, it has been overlooked in favour of physical health by most of the existing self-monitoring solutions. Our goal is to utilise context aware technologies in order to support people in understanding how various aspects of their lives influence their wellbeing, including their mental health. For that, we need to gain a deeper insight into the challenges of designing such solutions, from sensing to interaction paradigms. This paper describes our system, the design challenges we have encountered, the decisions we have made and our ongoing work in terms of system design as well as usage experiments.