University of Valencia
The Estudi General de València (UVEG) (www.uv.es) was founded in 1499, and today is one of the most outstanding Spanish universities in both national and international rankings (3rd among Spanish universities in indexed scientific production). UVEG has over 3000 researchers, 92 departments, 20 institutes and other research units. UVEG has participated and is participating in several European projects under the subsequent RTD European Framework Programmes (1 to 7), H2020, and other European programmes/ Actions (ERASMUS, SOCRATES, LEONARDO, INTAS, EQUAL, etc.), acting in several roles (coordinator, contractor, associated contractor, member, host institution), having experience in the development and management of more than 300 European Projects. The UVEG participated in 78 community actions financed under the VII Framework Programme (Coordination and Support Actions, Collaborative Projects, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, ERC Advanced and Starting grants, etc.) amounting to 23.844.145 euros, with the role of coordinator in 29 of them. Currently, we are participating in 15 projects financed under Horizon 2020, with the role of coordinator in 5 of them, and 11 projects under several European Programmes other than Horizon 2020. UVEG takes part in VLC/Campus (distinguished Campus of International Excellence), a stamp of quality awarded by the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation, aimed at becoming a hub of knowledge of international excellence, through specialization of scientific-technological production in health, communication and sustainability.
Labpsitec (www.labpsitec.es) is a research lab, and an international reference on the research of ICT applications in clinical and health psychology. The team is pioneer worldwide in using ICT solutions for improving health and wellbeing, as Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Internet and mobile devices. We have developed several technological applications that have shown innovation and progress in the field of Clinical and Health Psychology, having a significant socioeconomic impact. It has also made contributions related to the transfer of knowledge within the framework of research contracts with various public and private companies and foundations, so that the results of research focus on social needs. The team is a component of the Spanish Biomedical Research Centre in Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition CIBERObn, who gathers 25 investigation groups of excellence from different Spanish Hospitals, Universities and Research Centres. The team is also leader of the Spanish Excellence Network PROMOSAM (Research on psychological processes, mechanisms and treatments for the promotion of mental health; PSI2014-56303-REDT), funded by the Spanish Government. We have been involved in several European projects focused on developing and testing ICT solutions for health and wellbeing (VEPSY-UPDATED, PASSION, EMMA, OPTIMI, EDUCARE, ANGELS, L2L, T3, E-COMPARED, MEAL). At this very moment, we are working in two European projects: Integrating Technology into Mental Health Care delivery in Europe (ICARE. Research and Innovation. 634757-2-H2020-PHC-23-201, www.icare.eu EhcoBUTLER Proposal (H2020 PHC-20-2014 Call, Grant Agreement 643566, www.ehcobutler.eu)
The Labpsitec‐UVEG lab has several experimental rooms designed to address all the facets of e‐mental health and including ICT state‐of‐the‐art technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality systems through HMDs, semispherical video wall or big format screens. The lab has 8 offices for scientific staff, 3 observation rooms with uni‐directional mirror, 1 exe‐lab room with 1 treadmill and 1 stationary bike, 1 virtual reality lab room completely soundproofed and 1 multimedia control room, with 2 screens to monitor different experiment simultaneously. All experimental rooms have remote cameras and microphones, and the video and audio system is centralized in the control room, allowing adaptation of the research conditions to the requirements of the study in a remote way. In this multi‐lab environment different studies can be conducted covering different research areas such as usability, ergonomics, human stimulation and behaviour tracking. Furthermore, there are additional technologies that allow enhancing the quality of experiments performed into lab. We have a range of physiological measures devices available (e.g., BIOPAC MP 36 R system, EMG, ECG, EEG, Pulse, Breathing, GSR, Flow, Biofeedback), ENOBIO (EEG, EOG and EMG) FACEREADER 5.0 and 2 system of virtual environment to induce emotions, and the Machine to Be Another set up ) (http://beanotherlab.org/), to induce full body illusions.