Mobile technologies for Midnfulness
Quality of life/health in rural and urban areas
Mindfulness is a scientific, secular and psycological tecnique, which is based on meditation techniques coming from the East world. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the pioneer teachers of this concept in West countries, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; On purpose,in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally”.
It has been scientifically proved that Mindufulness is effective in psyquiatric illnesses (like depression, anxiety, obsessive disorder, addictions or aggressiveness), medical illnesses (cardiovascular diseases, chronic pain, rheumatic diseases like arthritis or fibromyalgia).
Its benefits also reach healthy people: increased well-being and quality of life, reduction of anxiety and depression symptoms, emotional adaptive regulation and improved physical health indications, such as a stronger inmunological system, self-regulation of the autonomous nervous system, among many others.
From a technical point of view, EduQTech is in charge of developing web and mobile applications to support learning and practicing Mindfulness.
In addition, we work on the development of tools and algorithms to analyze and monitorize biological signals in order to get feedback of the correctness and results of the Mindfulness practice.
Technical training and dissemination: we participate in a post-graduate course in Minfulness of the University of Zaragoza, addressing the topic of the relations between Mindfulness and mobile technologies; we also collaborate in training courses and in the International Meeting on Mindfulness.