Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bert Arnrich


Master Project Summer Term 2020

What Can Your Smartwatch Tell You About Your Mental Health?

Please read our proposal for complete information.

Mental health problems are a growing public health concern with an increasing public awareness in the last few years [1]. According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Mental health is a very broad topic which comprises many different disorders. Having a broken leg is obvious and you get a lot of understanding in society. But what about mental disorders? Do you know how to identify if someone is suffering from depression? Or do you even know the mental diseases bipolar disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)? Since most people do not even know these diseases, they obviously cannot identify the symptoms. This master project aims to develop technologies which will revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of mental diseases, in particular OCD, by recognizing pathological behaviors in daily life with the help of sensor data from smart watches and Internet of Things (IoT).

[1] Mental Health Foundation. (2016). Fundamental Facts About Mental Health 2016. Mental Health Foundation: London

Bachelor Project

In this Bachelor Project you will develop tools for monitoring the health status of a person going through lifestyle interventions. Please refer to the Bachelor Project Proposal for further information.

Master Theses

Below you will find a list of currently open topics for a Master's thesis. If you are interested in one of the listed topics, please contact Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich. If you have your own ideas for a possible thesis, please feel free to contact us to discuss your thoughts.

Open Positions

If you are interested in joining our research group, please have a look on our Call for open positions for Doctoral Students (Ph.D.) and Postdoctoral Researchers. Positions are open until filled.