This year, the eHealth team launched several projects in collaboration with other ISGlobal research groups. They all use common methodologies based on continuous monitoring via smartphones and activity trackers:
- A year-long intervention to promote sustainable healthy diets among adults in Barcelona, in which participants receive tailored feedback every three weeks for six months and then participate in a six-month follow-up (Alimentación S2).
- A series of “summer studies” to investigate whether outdoor workers in Catalonia are adapting to the heat. The study collects data through ecological assessment on smartphones and activity monitors.
- A study to assess adherence to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, an HIV prevention method) among female sex workers in Madrid, through the use of smartphones.
- An interventional study investigating the effects of environmental volunteering (e.g., tree planting) on health behaviours and mental health in young adults in Malta.