Ongoing Projects

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Data-Driven Digital Therapeutics (DTx) Analytics Platform Research
Digital therapeutics (DTx), unlike traditional treatments such as pills, uses software installed in smartphones or wearable devices as software as a medical device (SaMD) to cure diseases and improve health conditions, which is a major departure from existing wellness products (e.g., Fitbits). As with traditional therapeutics, DTx also requires clinical validation of efficacy through systematic c...
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Human Digital Twin for Mental Health: Predicting and Managing Stress Risks for Emotion Workers
Emotional labor is customer-facing work such as sales of goods or customer services, where workplaces require them to show friendly emotions and expressions (Ministry of Employment and Labor, 2021). The number of workers engaged in emotional labor (call center counselors, civil service facility workers, care services, department store/mart workers, etc.) is about 7 million, which accounts for 35....
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Data-driven Digital Wellbeing: Mobile Data Analytics and Context-Aware Intervention Design
Digital wellbeing means that individuals, families, and organizations are capable of using digital technologies to help them to work productively, facilitate social relationships, and sustain healthy lives in a balanced way without experiencing negative side effects of digital technologies such as distraction, dependence, and health/safety/privacy threats. Despite the importance of digital wellbe...
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Mental Health Inference and Intervention with Mobile and Wearable Computing
According to a recent survey by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (2021), it was found that major mental health indicators (depression risk and suicidal ideation rate) deteriorated significantly, especially among young people in their 20s and 30s. The rate of depression risk group was 22.8%, which was about 6 times higher than 3.8% in 2018, before COVID-19, and the rate of suicidal thoughts was ...
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Data-intensive Future Smart Home and Proactive Health Service Design Research
As time at home increases due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic and non-face-to-face services are spreading, the roles of smart home are rapidly expanding. Beyond simple environment monitoring and home appliance control, smart home technologies must consider new user needs such as health care, remote work, and education. In this project, we aim to explore data-intensive smart homes by developing a ...
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