New methods for delivering therapies for better well-being

Jan 16 2014 in News

Firstbeat’s heart rate analysis is utilized in a study in SalWe’s Mind and Body Programme. The multidisciplinary research team compares the results of conventional face-to-face therapy and therapy conducted on advanced technology. The study describes the impact of modern psychological interventions on indicators of mental and physical health. The 280 participants were divided into four different groups: a face-to-face lifestyle intervention group, an online intervention group, a mobile technology-based intervention group and a control group. According to the preliminary results online or mobile technology-based therapy could be utilized with patients who have symptoms of mild depression in order to release resources for patients with more severe depression.

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