Tara Donker (VU): Getting rid of your fear without getting up from your couch: An evidence-based AR app for phobia Treatment
Globally, access to good, evidence-based, mental health treatment is strained because of a lack of qualified therapists and high treatment cost. Only 1% of people suffering from a specific phobia currently receive treatment. What if we can develop evidence-based treatment that people can follow themselves, in their own time, using only their smartphone? This is in fact reality, augmented reality to be precise. My solution is a scalable, effective and low-cost treatment for fear of spiders using state-of-the-art augmented reality technology.
My ambition is to provide evidence-based mental healthcare that is accessible and affordable for everyone for all psychological disorders. I want to show that premium health care and affordable health care are not mutually exclusive terms but that they are within reach of everyone with a smartphone.
Ramla Jamac (VU): Mobile Uurka We’ve created a patient communication, education, and tracking system with a low entry barrier for expectant/pregnant moms in Somalia’s poor villages who don’t or have poor access access to essential types of maternal healthcare. Somalia has 5th highest maternal mortality rate in the world and one of every 12 women […]
Lucia Talamini (UvA): A non-invasive neurotech solution for sleep and memory improvement
Liz van de Riet (Amsterdam UMC): The Jeroen Pit Huis: innovation of hospital2home transition for children and families with medical complexities We build ‘Het Jeroen Pit Huis’: a unique Transitional Care Unit, that will bridge the gap between hospital and home for families of children with severe life-long diseases. This is an urgent medical need: […]