Chen-Hsuan Iris Shih

Chen-Hsuan Iris Shih
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Management, Technology, and Economics. Center for Digital Health Intervention Lab

Master of Science

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Publications (16)
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Slow-paced biofeedback-guided breathing training has been shown to improve cardiac functioning and psychological well-being. Current training options, however, attract only a fraction of individuals and are limited in their scalability as they require dedicated biofeedback hardware. In this work, we present Breeze, a mobile application that uses a...
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Effective interventions for the prevention and treatment of child and adolescent obesity play an important role in reducing the global health and economic burden of non-communicable diseases. Although multi-component interventions targeting various health behaviors are deemed promising, evidence for their effectiveness is still limited. Self-regula...
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Background: Less than 2% of overweight children and adolescents in Switzerland can participate in multi-component behaviour changing interventions (BCI), due to costs and lack of time. Stress often hinders positive health outcomes in youth with obesity. Digital health interventions, with fewer on-site visits, promise health care access in remote re...
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Background Slow-paced breathing training (6 breaths per minute [BPM]) improves physiological and psychological well-being by inducing relaxation characterized by increased heart rate variability (HRV). However, classic breathing training has a limited target group, and retention rates are very low. Although a gameful approach may help overcome thes...
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Hintergrund: Langsames Atmen hat eine positive Wirkung auf die Herzfunktion und auf das psychische Wohlbefinden. Daher werden entsprechende Atemübungen oft bei chronischen Krankheiten empfohlen; sie werden allerdings aus verschiedenen Gründen nur von bestimmten Personengruppen ausgeübt und haben somit eine eingeschränkte Reichweite und Wirkung. Zi...
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Background: Slow-paced breathing training (6 breaths/min) improves physiological and psychological well-being by inducing relaxation characterized by increased heart rate variability (HRV). However, classic breathing trainings have a limited target group, and retention rates are very low. While a gameful approach may help to overcome these challeng...
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Biofeedback-based Breathing Trainings (BBTs) shows significant effect on health (WAN10, DIL16). State-of-the-art BBTs require dedicated (high cost) hardware and health professionals which represent a significant barrier to their widespread adoption. While It has been shown that a smartphone microphone has the ability to record audio signals from ex...
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Non communicable diseases (NCDs) the greatest global burden. Health personnel is strongly limited to address NCDs satisfactory and thus, scalable, cost- efficient and evidence-based digital health interventions are required. This research investigates how to increase therapy adherence with a digital coach in the everyday life of patients.
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Health professionals have limited resources and are not able to personally monitor and support patients in their everyday life. Against this background and due to the increasing number of self-service channels and digital health interventions, we investigate how text-based healthcare chatbots (THCB) can be designed to effectively support patients a...
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The open source platform MobileCoach (mobile-coach.eu) has been used for various behavioral health interventions in the public health context. However, so far, MobileCoach is limited to text message-based interactions. That is, participants use error-prone and laborious text-input fields and have to bear the SMS costs. Moreover, MobileCoach does no...
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Asthma, diabetes, hypertension, or major depression are non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and impose a major burden on global health. Stress is linked to both the causes and consequences of NCDs and it has been shown that biofeedback-based breathing trainings (BBTs) are effective in coping with stress. Here, diaphragmatic breathing, i.e. deep abdomi...

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Projects (2)
Archived project
The goal of the research project PathMate2 is to help support obese children, their parents and their physicians with modern technology in creating a healthier lifestyle. Computer scientists, engineers and medical experts are collaborating in this interdisciplinary project in order to develop an information system which will allow obese children and their physicians to stay in touch. Some of the good intentions and plans made during on-site consultations are forgotten soon thereafter. It is therefore especially important that obese children make the right decisions in their lifestyle and diet in their everyday life. With the help of PathMate2, physicians will be able to analyse the data of their patients in real time, provide them with tips or challenges tailored to their needs, and thus motivate them to make healthier choices.
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see www.c4dhi.org The Center for Digital Health Interventions has the objective to design behavior-oriented, scalable and self-learning digital health interventions that are more effective and cost-efficient than existing interventions. In the CSS Health Lab, a collaboration with CSS Insurance, we focus on interventions for the empowered asthma and diabetes patient. By contrast, projects of the Health Information Systems (IS) Lab focus on various other diseases related to mental health, obesity or drug addiction; the Health IS projects are funded by public bodies and other third-parties.