Project Description

FAITH 2nd video

Each year, many new cases of cancer are detected. Both the illness and its treatment may considerably impact cancer patients’ mental health and quality of life. Identifying depression in cancer patients is always challenging, even while the patient has regular medical appointments; but this becomes even harder when the person has less frequent medical contact.

The FAITH research project is developing an AI-based solution to support the mental well-being of post treatment cancer survivors. Such a solution will be able to recognise psychological changes that might lead to poor mental health, and to inform the users’ healthcare team of possible deviation in trends, allowing well-timed intervention.

To this end, a year-long trial will provide the data necessary to train the AI algorithm behind the FAITH solution. The trials, conducted in 3 hospitals (in Ireland, Portugal, and Spain), will engage participants through a mobile phone App and a dedicated smart band; this will allow FAITH to collect participants’ data by combining passive data collection and proactive interaction with users. The App will also engage the users in conversations, allowing to conduct voice analysis.

But what kind of data does FAITH collect? Watch our 2nd project video to find out.

Release date: March 2022