San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2020 — Feel Therapeutics, Inc., announced that the Feel Emotion Sensor, an emotion tracking wearable device that detects and quantifies a person’s emotional status, will be used in the ‘Urban Planning Methodology for Enhancing the Health and Well-being of Citizens’ EU Horizon 2020 project that is being coordinated by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
Today 70% of European citizens live in cities. That number is increasing daily and, because of sub-optimal planning, is already endangering biodiversity and affecting human health and social cohesion.
The EuPOLIS project aims to use nature-based solutions (NBS), that have significant environmental and economic benefits, in future city planning to improve public health and wellbeing. The program will be implemented in four European cities; Belgrade, Lodz, Piraeus, and Gladsaxe and the project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 869448.
Feel Therapeutics' proprietary Feel Emotion Sensor will be used to monitor and assess the impact of all NBS interventions on hundreds of participants across these four cities. The Feel Emotion Sensor is a wearable digital therapeutics mental health device that uses proprietary algorithms to continuously monitor a person’s emotional state. Essentially, it can translate bio-signals such as electro-dermal activity, heart rate variability and skin temperature into emotions, eliminating the need to ask people to manually complete surveys and questionnaires.
“The Feel Emotion Sensor was developed following many years of research, it uses proprietary algorithms and artificial intelligence to analyze physiological data to detect the emotional space. We are proud that Feel was selected to take part in such an important project and help improve the lives of hundreds of European citizens” says CTO and Co-Founder Dr. Haris Tsirmpas.
“It is a great pleasure to have Feel Therapeutics as a partner in this project. Integrating high tech sensors and promoting well-being, without disturbing the users is a great feat and will result in even greater outcomes. NTUA cordially welcomes this partnership.” says Nikolaos Doulamis, Associate Professor, NTUA.
Feel will monitor and analyze both the short and long-term impact and value of the NBS interventions on people’s stress and anxiety levels by quantifying the pre- and post-implementation levels. Together with other euPOLIS partners, the National Technical University of Athens and Feel Therapeutics hope to create cities that improve people’s quality of life by providing them with open public spaces that improve local environmental conditions, and stimulate social exchanges and inclusivity.
Feel Therapeutics, Inc. is developing Digital Biomarkers and Therapeutics to bring objective data and measurement in the way we diagnose, manage, and care for Mental Health. The company is backed by top-tier investors (Felicis, Anthemis, SOSV) and has partnerships with large pharmaceutical companies to develop novel digital biomarkers and bring digital health solutions to market as standalone programs or alongside medications. Feel Therapeutics is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Europe. For more information, visit http://www.feeltherapeutics.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coordinated by the NTUA, the euPOLIS team makes: University of Warsaw - Institute for Social Studies (Poland), University of Belgrade - Faculty of Civil Engineering (Serbia), Amphi International ApS (Denmark), European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish academy of Science, Vertical Farming Institute (Austria), Geosystems Hellas S.A. (Greece), Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom), Biopolus (Hungary), RISA Sicherheitsanalysen (Germany), Resilience Guard (Switzerland), CDP Worldwide Gmbh (Germany), EnPlus (Serbia), BioAssist (Greece), Sentio Labs Monoprosopi (Greece), Byspecter (Denmark), Mikser Association (Serbia), Plegma Labs (Greece), Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia), City of Belgrade (Serbia), City of Lodz (Poland), City of Piraeus (Greece), Gladsaxe Municipality (Denmark), City of Palermo (Italy), City of Limassol (Cypress), City of Trebinje (Republika Srpska), City of Bogota (Colombia), Fengxi New City (China).