Examination of Interpersonal Attachment with the Help of a Digital Tablet Application: A Proof of Concept Study

Sebastian Unger, Cony Theis, Thomas Ostermann

Abstract

At present, interpersonal attachment has a subordinate role in the field of healthcare, but recent research results assume this as an important parameter, especially in prevention and mental health. Our aim was to develop a digital application that extends the previous approaches with a measurement over a specific time interval. Designed specifically for Windows-based tablets, this application performs a drawing test while capturing the transitions of two mental states, transmitted by the users. The results were collected over a period of three minutes, allowing the application itself, along with the SiZer analysis, to determine how closely the participants were mentally connected. The tablet application has shown its first usefulness to enhance the healthcare, but further investigations are strongly recommended. In addition, its ease to use allows an uncomplicated integration into similar areas.

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Unger S., Theis C. and Ostermann T. (2020). Examination of Interpersonal Attachment with the Help of a Digital Tablet Application: A Proof of Concept Study.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 310-315. DOI: 10.5220/0008881003100315


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@conference{healthinf20,
author={Sebastian Unger and Cony Theis and Thomas Ostermann},
title={Examination of Interpersonal Attachment with the Help of a Digital Tablet Application: A Proof of Concept Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={310-315},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008881003100315},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - Examination of Interpersonal Attachment with the Help of a Digital Tablet Application: A Proof of Concept Study
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Unger S.
AU - Theis C.
AU - Ostermann T.
PY - 2020
SP - 310
EP - 315
DO - 10.5220/0008881003100315