Project title:

Mixed Reality and Holographic technologies (iHealth) to deliver cognitive and behavioural therapy for treatment of anxiety among teenagers with asthma

Chief Investigator:

Associate Professor Kristin Carson-Chahhoud

Funding Amount:

$ 75,000

Recipient:

University of South Australia

Overview:

This study will establish the evidence-base for novel iHealth technologies (namely augmented reality, virtual reality and holographic technology) for delivery of cognitive and behavioural therapy (CBT) to manage anxiety among young people with asthma. Asthma and mental health disorders are two of the biggest health threats facing Australian youth today. Half of young people with asthma have co-morbid anxiety/depression primarily due to fear of exacerbations, double the rate in the wider community, contributing to functional impairment and preventable hospitalisation and mortality. iHealth tools can address issues of poor health literacy and can be personalised based on age and gender

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