GAIA's Project NEVERMIND Becomes a Success Story

Hamburg, Germany, Monday 04 January 2021 10.00 CEST

GAIA’s research project „Nevermind“ is published in the official „Success Story Yearbook 2020“ as one of nine EU funded projects related to digital technologies. The yearbook is released by The National Contact Point for European Research Funding on Information and Communication Technologies (NKS-IKT). Since 2014, the NKS-IKT has been presenting particularly successful EU projects from German companies, research institutions and universities on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim is to make synergy effects visible that result from cooperation between science and industry.

In the project „Nevermind“ GAIA explored together with outstanding partners in Europe – such as the Karolinska Institut – how a digital health application can be integrated with smart-sensor technology to detect and treat depression among patients with diseases such as heart disease, cancer, or kidney failure. The research was based on GAIA’s app deprexis® and a smart shirt.

The result of the successful work predicts the occurrence of depressive symptoms by reading out data, body movement and the repetition of social interactions. The data collected triggers a digital response that encourages the patient to engage in activities or change lifestyles to reduce the onset and severity of symptoms.

See the full Success Story Yearbook 2020 here.

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