On 4 July, eMEN partners the Mental Health Foundation, Thomas More, Interapy and Arq Foundation had a meeting with members of the Self-help for Anxiety Management app (SAM app) development team. This meeting took place at the Robotics Laboratory of the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol.
The SAM app is one of the eight products selected by the eMEN project for further development and testing. The current version of the app is already being used and tested by thousands of people and the uptake so far is very promising.
Different product development and implementation topics were discussed, including product modifications, effectiveness and evidence base, research design and including physiological data (by using wearables).
We also discussed the cross border possibilities for this application. At the next meetings the partners will further elaborate on these topics. The eMEN project looks forward to its cooperation UWE in order to improve, test and implement the SAM app.
In the past few months the eMEN product development team has been visiting the different partner countries in order to discuss product development and testing with the national eMEN partners, product developers and (potential) test sites. Several pilots have already started.