We haven’t provided an update on the ENACT project for quite a while, so I thought I would include a few short notes here. The ENACT project is funded by EPSRC and involves exploring the use of social and mobile technology in the delivery of cognitive behaviour therapy for insomnia.
Firstly, we are delighted to report that work is progressing according to plan, with the technology development all finished, small scale user studies conducted and preparations ongoing for the large scale user trial.
In May we presented a paper at CHI 2012 – The worlds leading conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. This paper is entitled; “I can’t get no sleep”: discussing #insomnia on Twitter. The paper is available from the University e-prints repository here: http://eprints.lincoln.ac.uk/4964/
We have since submitted further papers to leading conferences and are awaiting news on whether or not they have been accepted.
The Community and Health Research Group at Lincoln, who are partners on the project, have recently published a paper in the British Journal of General Practice detailing the work they conducted as part of the project. The paper is available here: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/rcgp/bjgp/2012/00000062/00000605/art00035
We will hopefully add the next update shortly!