Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations

MENHIR

MENHIR is...

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.

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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.

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Emotion monitoring

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.

PARTNERS

We are a consortium of 8 partners (5 academic institutions, 2 companies and 1 non-profit organization) with different backgrounds: information and communication technologies, psychology and cognitive science, conversational systems and cross-modal emotion analysis. 

RECENT NEWS & EVENTS

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World Mental Health Day 2021 tips

By Zoraida Callejas | October 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

The moto of World Mental Health Day 2021 is: “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality”. Today, the World Health Organization is encouraging everyone to highliht positive stories that may be inspirational and share helpful materials. Here there are some useful links: Depression and suicide: what you need to know and what …

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Successful Meeting of Minds 3 and 3+ for the CS_AIW cluster

By Zoraida Callejas | September 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

The CS_AIW cluster has organized today two succesful Meeting of Minds events (MoM3 and MoM3+) to share their approaches about exploitation and user studies respectively. It is possible to trace the discussion on twitter with the #CS_AIW hashtag and check MENHIR slides for MoM3+ here.

Podcast in VozCast – Women In Voice Spain

By Zoraida Callejas | July 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

MENHIR coordinator Zoraida Callejas participates in the second season of VozCast, the podcast of Women In Voice Spain, where is in interviewed by Olalla Novoa about her professional trajectory and the applications of conversational systems to support mental health. (Podcast in Spanish): https://www.ivoox.com/e02-t02-salud-mental-asistentes-voz-audios-mp3_rf_73141599_1.html

Gavin McConvey at the UKRO MSCA event

By Zoraida Callejas | June 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

Gavin McConvey is sharing today Action Mental Health Experience in the MENHIR project in the event “What can MSCA under Horizon Europe do to Boost Your Business?”, organized by the UK Research Office UKRO.

MENHIR in PRESS (NovaCiencia): La UGR participa en un clúster europeo de investigación sobre supervivencia al cáncer, bienestar e inteligencia artificial

By Zoraida Callejas | June 1, 2021 | 0 Comments

MENHIR in PRESS (Canal UGR): La UGR participa en un clúster europeo de investigación sobre supervivencia al cáncer, bienestar e inteligencia artificial

By Zoraida Callejas | May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

https://canal.ugr.es/noticia/la-ugr-participa-en-un-cluster-europeo-de-investigacion-sobre-supervivencia-al-cancer-bienestar-e-inteligencia-artificial/

MENHIR IN PRESS (AgenParl): La UGR participa en un clúster europeo de investigación sobre supervivencia al cáncer, bienestar e inteligencia artificial

By Zoraida Callejas | May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

MENHIR IN PRESS (GranadaEsNoticia): La UGR participa en un clúster europeo de investigación sobre supervivencia al cáncer, bienestar e inteligencia artificial

By Zoraida Callejas | May 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

https://www.granadaesnoticia.com/universidad/la-ugr-participa-en-un-cluster-europeo-de-investigacion-sobre-supervivencia-al-cancer–bienestar-e-inteligencia-artificial

MENHIR in press (CanalUGR): La UGR participa en un clúster europeo de investigación sobre supervivencia al cáncer, bienestar e inteligencia artificial

By Zoraida Callejas | May 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

David Griol at the Iberoamerican Chatbot & Conversational AI Summit

By Zoraida Callejas | May 5, 2021 | 0 Comments

David Griol has delivered the presentation “Aplicación de los sistemas conversacionales para la gestión de información durante la Covid-19: el caso de Hispabot-Covid19” at the Iberoamerican Chatbot and Conversational AI summit.

CURRENT PROGRESS

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