Alexithymia and wearables

Evidence-based treatment for alexithymia using wearables

Alexithymia is the inability to identify, recognize, describe emotions and distinguish between feelings and physical manifestations of emotional arousal. Approximately, 13.5% of general population and nearly 30% of older adults suffer from alexithymia. Currently, there exist no evidence-based treatment for this condition.

Stefán Ólafsson and I decided to design a working prototype which helps stimulate brain's anterior insular cortex by asking patients simple questions throughout the day. Insufficient development of this brain area is hypothesized to cause alexithymia.

More text to come.

Technologies used:

  • Android Studio
  • UXPin
  • PowerPoint
  • Pen & Paper