Psychological Perspectives and Challenges towards Information Technology and Digital Health Interventions

Thomas Ostermann

Abstract

Psychology is a quite young discipline in the field of medicine. Established from Wilhelm Wundt in the second half of the 19th century it very soon got its first contacts to information technology. This keynote outlines the relationship of psychology and information technology from the very beginning in the fields of clinical and educational applications and human interaction aspects and illustrates the current development towards a field of digital mental health. In particular, the use of Virtual Reality as a an approach in the treatment mental disorders and diseases such as Anxiety disorders or Parkinson’s disease, the therapeutic use of AVATARS in patients with auditory verbal hallucinations, the predictive power of digital drawing applications i.e. to detect Alzheimer’s disease, or the attitude to robots in the health care system are spotlights illustrating the growing interaction of these domains which are addressed in this keynote. But also critical questions on the impact of digitalization on human identity i.e. in child development, working environment or in the increased use of wearables and smart applications in leisure time fostering a need of quantification of life are touched.

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Ostermann T. (2021). Psychological Perspectives and Challenges towards Information Technology and Digital Health Interventions.In Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSTEC, ISBN 978-989-758-490-9, pages 7-12. DOI: 10.5220/0010468100070012


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biostec21,
author={Thomas Ostermann},
title={Psychological Perspectives and Challenges towards Information Technology and Digital Health Interventions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSTEC,},
year={2021},
pages={7-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010468100070012},
isbn={978-989-758-490-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 4: BIOSTEC,
TI - Psychological Perspectives and Challenges towards Information Technology and Digital Health Interventions
SN - 978-989-758-490-9
AU - Ostermann T.
PY - 2021
SP - 7
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0010468100070012