Context Aware Mobile Device Software for Substance Abuse Interventions and Behavioral Modification
Posted Aug 09 2012 8:00pm
Description of Invention: Available for licensing for commercial development is software that provides personalized feedback for treating drug dependence and associated risky behaviors. The tool is designed for both healthcare providers at the point-of-care and for self-help. Many people who could benefit from treatment do not receive it because of its low availability and high cost. The available software “mPAL” (Mobile Personalized Assessment and Learning), combines mHealth-based educational functions with the Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) functions of TED (transactional electronic diary) software. mPAL allows interchange of data obtained from EMA and learning system in order to deliver context-aware intervention in real time, customized to the individual needs of participants. mPAL enables participants to interact with educational materials at the time and place of their choosing and receive personalized feedback when and where it is most needed. The software integrates into HuRlS where comprehensive patient data can be leveraged alongside the mPAL data to provide better understanding of the underlying factors under investigation.
Low-cost mobile treatment mechanism
Provides personalized feedback to patients at the time and place they choose
Proven usability in prior clinical studies
Development Status: Clinical
Inventors: Massoud R Vahabzadeh (NIDA) Mustapha Mezghanni (NIDA) Jia-Ling Lin (NIDA)
Patent Status: HHS, Reference No. E-195-2012/0
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Collaborative Research Opportunity: The NIDA, IRP, Biomedical Informatics Section, is seeking statements of capability or interest from parties interested in collaborative research to further develop, evaluate or commercialize Mobile Personalized Assessment & Learning for Addiction Treatment and Behavioral Modification. For collaboration opportunities, please contact Vio Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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