The Anathema consortium held its last General Assembly meeting on November 22, 2023, in online format. The partners discussed the progress of the project and saw how the consortium has successfully involved 1.411 older adults in its activities throughout the project. This is a remarkable achievement. The older adults were recruited in Portugal, in Austria […]
In November, Anathema was presented in Rio de Janeiro. The coordinator gave a workshop to a group of professionals operating in several areas of healthcare about the principles of human-centred design in health and the importance of dealing with taboo topics. Through the example of Anathema, the coordinator explained different techniques that can be used […]
Anathema was presented by SexLab at the scientific meeting of the Portuguese Society of Clinical Sexology. Ana Luísa Quinta Gomes presented Anathema at a round table on empirically validated interventions in Portugal and there were very good reactions to the project. To complement the joy we had of seeing our project attract such interest, the […]
We will be presenting results of Anathema at the IPOS congress in an oral presentation. n this presentation, we will be sharing with the audience some lessons learned from conducting a feasibility pilot randomised controlled trial of Anathema in Portugal with colorectal cancer survivors.
Anathema is being tested with several participants in Portugal, in Austria and in the Netherlands in a randomised controlled trial. Results are expected later this year.
The Anathema app has its website for future commercialisation of the technology. The app is available in English, European Portuguese, Dutch and German and can be used on Android and iOS smartphones.
The organisers of the Zlín Design Week have invited us to present Anathema in this year’s event. On May 9 we will be talking about the process of design research for Anathema, in particular, about it informed inclusive design. Later the same day we will be holding a workshop for attendants to try out the […]
Longitudinal UX testing of the Anathema app has begun. For circa one week, participants over 55 years of age in Portugal and in the Netherlands will be interacting with app at their own pace. Participants’ feedback will allow the consortium to understand whether the app is useful and easy to use, as well as which […]
Diogo Coutinho successfully defended his MSc thesis in Service Engineering and Management at the University of Porto with a high grade. Diogo contributed to Anathema by helping to understand how to appropriately conduct user research around stigmatising topics and with vulnerable populations. Furthermore, the work also helped identify relevant aspects for the delivery of Anathema […]
Anathema participated in the 11th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) with a communication about the findings from the first online survey launched in the Netherlands. The communication entitled “Older adults’ acceptability of smartphone-based sexual health promotion programs” received a best poster award. You can read the poster in […]