Augmented Reality for Accessible Digital Mental Healthcare

Victoria Lush, Christopher Buckingham, Stephen Wileman, Suzanne Edwards, Ulysses Bernardet

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Abstract

It is estimated that one person dies every 40 seconds due to suicide and there are indications that for each fatal suicide attempt conducted by an adult, there may be more than 20 other suicide attempts. Public healthcare resources to support individuals who are at risk of mental ill health are increasingly thinly stretched. This calls for new ways of disseminating mental health knowledge and support to those who need, but lack it. In this demonstration, we present an interactive Augmented Reality (AR) system for mental health information dissemination and self-Assessment. The advantage of the system is that it provides direct pathway to relevant mental health resources and offers a positive incentive and interventions for at-risk users.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019
EditorsAlberto Cardoso, Maria Teresa Restivo
PublisherIEEE
Pages274-275
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136370
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3638-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019
Event5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Keywords

  • Augmented Reality
  • Mental Health
  • Mental Health Disorders
  • Self-Assessment Tools.

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    Lush, V., Buckingham, C., Wileman, S., Edwards, S., & Bernardet, U. (2019). Augmented Reality for Accessible Digital Mental Healthcare. In A. Cardoso, & M. T. Restivo (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2019 5th Experiment at International Conference, exp.at 2019 (pp. 274-275). [8876554] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EXPAT.2019.8876554