Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

[ 65 million ] The Social robots market forcasts reveals that consumer robots sales worldwide that by the end of 2025, will be over 65 million robots sold every year. Social Robots Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021–2026). Available online: (accessed on 22 February 2021) ElliQ, the friendly sidekick for happier aging reading Social Robots in Rehabilitation and Assistance

Digital tools for mental health

[ 10,000 ] In recent years there has been an explosion of new digital tools for mental health assessment, support, prevention and treatment. There are now more than 10,000 mental health apps available, and almost 100 new digital mental health start-ups every year. Tal A, Torous J. The digital mental health revolution: Opportunities and risks. … Continue reading Digital tools for mental health

The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Human Digital Twin: A psychological perspective. What is a digital twin? In a nutshell, it is a “virtual” representation of a physical object or process, where its state is constantly monitored with data obtained in real time. The applications of digital twins are mainly focused on industrial-type physical devices. A hypothesis follows: Is it possible … Continue reading The emergence of a Human Digital Twin

Distorted self: How the technology is making it easy.

Psychologically, all people experience to a lesser or greater degree a distortion of our personal image, and we all experience cognitive distortions, which are the thoughts that cause us to perceive reality in an inappropriate way. This is not so bad, if it does not exceed certain limits...

The quest to model our cognitive processes: Computational Psychology

Most of discoveries made by the human kind came through combination of insight, intuition and imagination. First we perceive the reality that comes through our senses, and build an internal representation or model of a given aspect of the reality. Then from that original model, we continue creating variations, adding more features, and then we … Continue reading The quest to model our cognitive processes: Computational Psychology

AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The pace of development of new artificial intelligence applications and ideas related to behavioral and mental health care is growing steadily. Every day appear new articles, blogs, papers that announce a new application, use case or development of a diverse and creative AI applications revolutionizing health care. The emergence of the AI technologies in the … Continue reading AI technologies in the behavioral and mental health care

The fascination of Computational Neuroscience

There could be many answers to respond why computational neuroscience is so interesting now days. A sound example of the level of interest could be the Brain Initiative from the National Institutes of health, which states as a main research goal to seek new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders. At some time in … Continue reading The fascination of Computational Neuroscience

Smartphone apps for digital health

Nowadays, the behavioral data produced by smartphones and wearable devices, are becoming a rich mine of data to be used for health & behavior monitoring, being the large adoption of smartphones that make it possible. We must say that there is also an increasing adoption of wearable biosensors too. They are more accurate than smartphones, … Continue reading Smartphone apps for digital health

Social Media and mental health

The relationship between Social Media and Mental Health is continuosly growing and supporting each other. The Social Media is undoubtely now a rich data base of unstructured information that is usefull for e-marketing , consumer insights, political and social behaviour discovery. But beyond that, social media is becoming right now a rich platform to provide … Continue reading Social Media and mental health

It is undeniable that with time, the science of psychology is bound to be automated by machine learning

Recent advances in cognitive computing, machine learning, natural language processing, facial gesture analysis can be now be successfully used to detect and analyze our full body expression to detect signals of mental health affections. The possibilities for this type of technologies are endless, and encompass not only mental health but other type of applications for healthcare support. SimSensei … Continue reading It is undeniable that with time, the science of psychology is bound to be automated by machine learning