RADAR-CNS presented to young people’s mental health advisory group

The RADAR-CNS (Remote Assessment of Disease and Relapse – Central Nervous System) project was presented to an expert young people’s mental health advisory group in London last week.

Maximillian Kerz from King’s College London, who is working on the user interface for RADAR-CNS, gave the group a brief introduction to the project, and demonstrated the most recent developments in the project’s user interface. 

RADAR-CNS is exploring the potential of wearable devices to help prevent and treat depression, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy.  Designing an effective user interface is a critical part of the project, because participants need to be able to engage with the data collected and input their own information.

The project was well received by the group, who spent time downloading and reviewing the app, and reflected positively on its language and content. The group also offered a number of suggestions for its development, including ways to focus users’ attention and engagement with the app.

According to Maximillian, “It’s important to understand how different age groups engage with the user interface we’re developing for RADAR-CNS.  As such, it was fantastic to get the views of an expert advisory group of young people, and I’m looking forward to incorporating the feedback we received into our design.”

Patients and service users are being involved at every stage of development of the RADAR-CNS project. If you would like to find out how you can take part, please get in touch.