A UT research team led by Matthijs Noordzij is starting a project to design ‘compassionate’ technology for mental healthcare. ‘Over a million people seek out mental healthcare in the Netherlands every year. Waiting lists are long, costs are high. Technology has been designed to help these patients, but successful implementation has proven difficult,’ explains Noordzij.
The first Mental Health Conference by ESN Twente was held yesterday in DesignLab. The international student organization dedicated the event to representing the voice of students. It introduced a series of Ted-Talk-like presentations meant to help, inform and remove the taboo around anxiety and depression.