Project TECH (Teens Engaged in Collaborative Health)

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) is developing and testing a mobile phone intervention that utilizes multiple methods of communication to provide care for depression and can continuously connect to, collect data from, and reach out to the adult patient.

Project TECH aims evaluate an internet-based intervention to help adolescents learn how to better manage their mood. CBITS is developing technologies that may be used by teens to promote better mental health. These technologies include mobile phone applications, websites, or interactive characters.
Project TECH Mobilyze:
CBITs is developing and testing a mobile phone intervention that utilizes multiple methods of communication to provide techniques teens learn how to better manage their mood and can continuously connect to, collect data from, and reach out to the adolescent. CBITs is developing a system that interprets and determines the patient's location, activity, social context, mood and aims to provide skills that may help teens with moods.
Project TECH Social Network:
The goal of the intervention is to provide skills and training techniques to manage their mood by using an interactive website where adolescents will learn these skills collaboratively with other teenagers who are also study participants. The goal of the intervention is to provide skills and training techniques to manage moods by using an interactive website with a social network of other teens.
Project TECH Virtual Humans:
This study aims to create an internet-based intervention to help participants practice assertiveness skills. CBITs is developing and testing virtual humans that provide interpersonal skills training. The programmable virtual humans will allow the patient to interact with a virtual character and test out interpersonal behaviors while receiving feedback on the effects of different ways of communicating.

 

Organization: 
Northwestern University Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs)
Principal Investigator: 
David C. Mohr, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Patient

1)         Is between the ages of 14-19

2)         Has an e-mail account

3)         Is within a cellular network range the majority of the day and/or had regular access to the internet

4)         Is able to speak and read English

5)         Lives in the United States

1)       

 

Contact: 
Sarah Pekoc 312-503-6895, sarah.pekoc@northwestern.edu
Location: 
680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60611
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31

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