Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations (MENHIR) is an H2020 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) project. The MENHIR project aims to research and develop conversational technologies to promote mental health and assist people with mental ill health (mild depression and anxiety) manage their conditions.
What is the MENHIR Project about?
During this 4 years the 8 partners will work together in several areas such emotion recognition in speech, automatic conversation management, mental health, and other multidisciplinary topics. This project aims to serve as a step further in conversational technologies researching new areas and producing new tools to assist people with anxiety and mild depression.
How does MENHIR work?
Providing new insights and opportunities for multidisciplinary and cross-sectorial synergies
MENHIR aims to create a transdisciplinary, cross-sectorial and international network to go beyond the current state of art of conversational systems and boost their potential to have a positive impact in mental health.
Providing a solid basis for the future
MENHIR results will allow to gain understanding on how technology can support and improve the wellbeing of people with mental ill health. This will set the basis for the development of a new generation of personalized conversational assistants.
Strenghts of MENHIR chatbot science
Conversational support 24/7
The developed technology will help to implement chatbots that can serve as a conversational counterpart to singpost resources, monitor wellbeing, provide useful information and enhance motivation.
MENHIR provides support for linguistic and paralinguistic feature-based emotion recognition from speech to provide estimations of the user's emotion, which will be coupled with estandardizad questionnaires to give a long-term overview of their state.
RECENT NEWS & EVENTS
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End of October, November and December will be the months for the initial MENHIR data collection. We are recording interviews that will allow our scientists to teach chatbots how to identify negative states in the user’s voice. Such a fantastic work for recruitment and interviewing by Action Mental Health and New Life Counselling. Massive thanks …
From 5th to 15th November the University of Granada (UGR) will host the Week of Science (Semana de la Ciencia). During the week,UGR will receive high school students to talk them among its research initiatives and why it is worth it to pursue a career in Science and Technology. MENHIR will be presented by its coordinator as an …
Our colleagues Wolfgang Minker (Ulm University) and Zoraida Callejas (University of Granada) together with Keiichi Yasumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) are organizing a NII Shonan Meeting on Spoken Multimodal Dialogue Systems Technology for Pervasive Computing, that is taking place from 30th September to 3rd October in Shonan, Japan. NII Shonan Meeting is …
The MENHIR project has been presented by Zoraida Callejas at the Conference of the Spanish Society for Natural Language. The slides are openly available in the downloads section!
Splendid news! Our proposal for a special session on “Dialogue systems for mental e-health” in the 11th International Workshop on Spoken Dialogue System Technology (Madrid, May 2020) has been accepted. More info coming soon!!
MENHIR is non-stop and we continue working during August. We have had several secondments to UVA and GLOBIT involving participants from AMH and UPV/EHU, and also visits to UULM. See the testimonials section for more information!
During July we have had several secondments from senior and early stage researchers from Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli and Universidad de Granada to Action Mental Health. During this period, we could collaborate to define a strategy for the objectives and procedures for emotion analysis and define the first data structures for user and dialogue …
Today Claire Griffin showed colleagues from Action Mental Health, University of Granada and Università della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli how Invest NI supports Northern Ireland’s participation in H2020. We discussed about MENHIR and its local and EU impact.
Today we have held a co-creation workshop in Action Mental Health Newtonards where we have shared very insightful ideas about how to design conversational technologies for mental health. The idea behind co-creation is not to design technology for its prospective users but with them. This enables people who can benefit from the technology to make …
Yesterday we had the meetings of the General Assembly and Steering Committee in Belfast. We discussed about the managerial issues and also planned the work for the next year. We decided on very important issues related to data management, dissemination and communication, emotion analysis and conversational strategies.