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RG mHealth methods in psychiatry


Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ebner-Priemer

Phone: +49 721 608 42610


Chair of Applied Psychology | Mental mHealth Lab                                                 
KIT Karlsruhe | Engler-Bunte-Ring 15, 76131 Karlsruhe                                                                      


The research group ‘mHealth Methods in Psychiatry’ is characterized by a methodological focus on a) real-time, real-life, and objective assessments of mental health using self-reports (e-diaries), mobile sensing (digital phenotpying), as well as physiological (e.g., ECG, EDA), behavioural (accelerometry), and neurocognitive parameters, b) real-time analyses of sensing parameters to trigger e-diary assessments (e.g., activity triggered e-diaries; GPS-triggered e-diaries; sedentariness-triggered e-diaries) and c) real-time feedback to detect upcoming episodes of illness (BMBF Bipolife) and to deliver interventional components in daily life (H2020-CoCa). Our methodological approach comprises Ambulatory Assessment, Ecological Momentary Assessment, Experience Sampling Method, Just-in-Time-Adaptive-Interventions as well as mHealth. The research group ‘mHealth Methods in Psychiatry’ at CIMH and the ‘Mental mHealth Lab’ at KIT are intertwined and both headed by Prof. U.W. Ebner-Priemer. Currently, we provide the mobile technological framework for several multi-center trials: H2020 CoCA and H2020 Eat2beNICE (ADHD), TRR-256 (AUD), BipoLife (BD), and Release (PTSD). Prof. Ulrich W. Ebner-Priemer was the president of the Society for Ambulatory Assessment (2012-2017) and is currently the chair of the ECNP network “Digital Health applied to the clinical research of brain disorders”.


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