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Prabhakaran Santhanam

Prabhakaran Santhanam
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Management, Technology, and Economics

MSc. ETH Computer Science

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July 2018 - April 2019
ETH Zurich
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Publications (21)
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Couples generally manage chronic diseases together and the management takes an emotional toll on both patients and their romantic partners. Consequently, recognizing the emotions of each partner in daily life could provide an insight into their emotional well-being in chronic disease management. Currently, the process of assessing each partner's em...
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**Background.** Suicidal ideations (SI) are amongst the strongest predictors for suicide attempts, yet reliable prediction models for suicide risk are still lacking. One explanation for this is that endorsement and expression of SI are not uniform and may vary when indexed over time. Using intensive longitudinal assessments of SI with ecological mo...
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Dyadic interactions of couples are of interest as they provide insight into relationship quality and chronic disease management. Currently, ambulatory assessment of couples' interactions entails collecting data at random or scheduled times which could miss significant couples' interaction/conversation moments. In this work, we developed, deployed a...
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Background: The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is an emergency on a global scale, with huge swathes of the population required to remain indoors for prolonged periods to tackle the virus. In this new context, individuals' health-promoting routines are under greater strain, contributing to poorer mental and physical health. Additionally, indi...
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Background: Electronic Health (eHealth) interventions have a potential to increase physical activity of their users. However, their effectiveness varies and they often have only short-lasting effects. One possible way to enhance their effectiveness, is increasing positive outcome expectations of the users by giving them positive suggestions regardi...
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BACKGROUND eHealth interventions have the potential to increase the physical activity of users. However, their effectiveness varies, and they often have only short-term effects. A possible way of enhancing their effectiveness is to increase the positive outcome expectations of users by giving them positive suggestions regarding the effectiveness of...
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Each year, more than 800 000 persons die by suicide, making it a leading cause of death worldwide. Recent innovations in information and communication technology may offer new opportunities in suicide prevention in individuals, hereby potentially reducing this number. In our project, we design digital indices based on both self-reports and passive...
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BACKGROUND Self-help eHealth interventions are generally less effective than human-supported ones, as they suffer from a low level of adherence. Nevertheless, self-help interventions are useful in the prevention of non-communicable diseases, as they are easier and cheaper to widely implement. Adding humanness in the form of a text-based conversatio...
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Background Many young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) struggle with the complex daily demands of adherence to their medical regimen and fail to achieve target range glycemic control. Few interventions, however, have been developed specifically for this age group. Objective In this randomized trial, we will provide a mobile app (SweetGoals) to al...
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Utilizing social media platforms to recruit participants for digital health interventions is becoming increasingly popular due to its ability to directly track advertising spend, number of app downloads and other metrics transparently. The following paper concerns the initial tests completed on the Facebook Ad Manager platform for the chatbot-deliv...
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BACKGROUND Many young adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D) struggle with the complex daily demands of adherence to their medical regimen and fail to achieve target range glycemic control. Few interventions, however, have been developed specifically for this age group. OBJECTIVE In this randomized trial, we will provide a mobile app (SweetGoals) to al...
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Married adults share illness management with spouses and it involves social support and common dyadic coping (CDC). Social support and CDC have an impact on health behavior and well-being or emotions in couples' dyadic management of diabetes in daily life. Hence, understanding dyadic interactions in-situ in chronic disease management could inform b...
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Background: Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common chronic disease. To manage blood glucose levels, patients need to follow medical recommendations for healthy eating, physical activity, and medication adherence in their everyday life. Illness management is mainly shared with partners and involves social support and common dyadic coping (CDC)...
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Smartwatches provide a unique opportunity to collect more speech data because they are always with the user and also have a more exposed microphone compared to smartphones. Speech data could be used to infer various indicators of mental well being such as emotions, stress and social activity. Hence, real-time voice activity detection (VAD) on smart...
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Married adults share illness management with spouses and it involves social support and common dyadic coping (CDC). Social support and CDC have an impact on health behavior and well-being or emotions in couples dyadic management of diabetes in daily life. Hence, understanding dyadic interactions in-situ in chronic disease management could inform be...
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BACKGROUND Type II diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a common chronic disease. To manage blood glucose levels, patients need to follow medical recommendations for healthy eating, physical activity, and medication adherence in their everyday life. Illness management is mainly shared with partners and involves social support and common dyadic coping (CDC)....
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Diabetes mellitus Type II (T2DM) is a common chronic disease of the endocrine system in which the pancreas no longer produces enough insulin to metabolize blood glucose or the body becomes less sensitive to insulin. To manage blood glucose levels and to reduce the risk of diabetes-related complications (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, vision loss, a...
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In this paper, we propose a multi-objective optimization based clustering approach to address the word sense induction problem by leveraging the advantages of document-content and their structures in the Web. Recent works attempt to tackle this problem from the perspective of content analysis framework. However, in this paper, we show that contents...

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