Pre-Festival Event 3
CineXjenza: Depression: From Bloodletting to Wearable Devices
Area Name: CineXjenza
Type of event: Film
Age Suitability: 12+
Digital Platform: Zoom & FB Live
Date: Thursday, 12th November
What is bloodletting and why did people think it “cured” depression? What is wearable technology and how does it collect information through your phone? Why it is important to speak up and raise awareness around mental health? All these questions and so many more will be discussed during CineXjenza – Depression: From Bloodletting to Wearable Devices.
Our understanding of depression has changed dramatically throughout the years, and new ways to track symptoms are emerging. One such technology is the RADAR-CNS (Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse – Central Nervous System) research project, from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. The project aims to develop new ways of measuring major depressive disorder, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis (MS) using wearable devices and smartphone technology. More than ever, it is so important to promote scientific, evidence-based research into applications used for mental health management.
Join us as we delve deeper into the evolution of perceptions of depression and its treatment. The speakers will include:
- Ms. Alina Ivan, one of the team members from the RADAR-CNS research study.
- The creatives behind the innovative animation short produced to raise awareness about the project,
- The Richmond Foundation, a Maltese not-for-profit organisation, working in the area of mental health.
This event will involve the screening of a short video animation, followed by a discussion on the topics of mental health, specifically depression, and wearable technology. Age suitability: 16+