Publications

2020

Hauser-Ulrich, S., Künzli, H., Meier-Peterhans, D., Kowatsch, T. (2020) A Smartphone-based Healthcare Chatbot to Promote Self-Management of Chronic Pain (SELMA): A Pilot Randomized Control Trial, JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2020;8(4):e15806. Web

Haug, S., Paz, R., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T., Schaub, M.P., Radtke, T. (in press) Efficacy of a mobile phone-delivered just-in-time planning intervention to reduce alcohol use in adolescents: results of a randomized controlled crossover trial, JMIR mHealth and uHealth.

Kramer, J., Künzler, F., Mishra, V., Smith, S.N., Kotz, D.F., Scholz, U., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T. (2020) Which Components of a Smartphone Walking App Help Users to Reach Personalized Step Goals? Results from an Optimization Trial, Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Web

Boateng, G., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2020) Emotion Capture among Real Couples in Everyday Life, 1st Momentary Emotion Elicitation & Capture (MEEC) workshop, co-located with the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 25th, 2020. Web

Boateng, G., Sels, L., Kuppens, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2020) Emotion Elicitation and Capture among Real Couples in the Lab, 1st Momentary Emotion Elicitation & Capture (MEEC) workshop, co-located with the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, April 25th, 2020. Web

Presset, B., Kramer, J., Kowatsch, T., Ohl, F. (2020) The social meaning of steps: User reception of a mobile health intervention on physical activity, Critical Public Health. Web

2019

Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2019) VADLite: An Open-Source Lightweight System for Real-Time Voice Activity Detection on Smartwatches, 4th International Workshop on Mental Health: Sensing & Intervention, co-located with the 2019 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), London, UK. Web

Kowatsch, T., Harperink, S., Dittler, U., Xiao, G., Stanger, C., Oswald, H., Möller, A. (2019) A digital assistant for healthcare providers targeting 10 to 15-year-old patients with asthma and their family: results from a pilot study, Abstract published by the Center for Digital Health Interventions, ETH Zurich & University of St.Gallen. Web

Lüscher, J., Kowatsch, T., Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Bodemann, G., Scholz, U. (2019) Social Support and Common Dyadic Coping in Couples’ Dyadic Management of Type II Diabetes: Protocol for an Ambulatory Assessment Application, JMIR Res Protoc 2019;8(10):e13685 DOI: 10.2196/13685. Web

Künzler, F., Mishra, V., Kramer, J., Kotz, D.F., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Exploring the State-of-Receptivity for mHealth Interventions, Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) 3(4): Paper 140. Web

Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Poster: DyMand – An Open-Source Mobile and Wearable System for Assessing Couples’ Dyadic Management of Chronic Diseases, The 25th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom), Poster & Demo Paper, Los Cabos, Mexico. Web

Künzler, F. (2019) Context-aware notification management systems for just-in-time adaptive interventions, IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PerCom Workshops). IEEE, 2019, Kyoto, Japan. PDF

Barata, F., Kipfer, K., Weber, M., Tinschert, P., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Towards Device-Agnostic Mobile Cough Detection with Convolutional Neural Networks, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI), Xi’an, China, June 10-13. PDF

Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2019) DyMand: An Open-Source Mobile and Wearable System for Assessing Couples’ Dyadic Management of Chronic Diseases, 14th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST), June 4-6, Worcester, MA, USA. PDF

Kramer, J., Künzler, F., Mishra, V., Presset, B., Smith, S.N., Scholz, U., Kotz, D.F., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Investigating Intervention Components and Exploring States of Receptivity for a Smartphone App to Promote Physical Activity: Protocol of a Microrandomized Trial, JMIR Research Protocols, 8(1), e11540. PDF

Tinschert, P., Rassouli, F., Barata, F., Steurer-Stey, C., Fleisch, E., Puhan, M., Brutsche, M., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Prevalence of Nocturnal Cough in Asthma and its Potential as a Marker for Asthma Control (MAC) in Combination with Sleep Quality: Protocol of a Smartphone-based, Multi-Centre, Longitudinal Observational Study with Two Stages, BMJ Open. PDF

Kowatsch, T., D. Fischer-Taeschler, F. Putzing, P. Bürki, C. Stettler, G. Chiesa-Tanner and E. Fleisch (2019) Die digitale Pille für chronische Krankheiten, in: Digitale Transformation von Dienstleistungen im Gesundheitswesen, M. Pfannstiel, P. Da-Cruz and H. Mehlich (eds.), Springer, Heidelberg, Germany. Web

Tinschert, P., Barata, F., Kramer, J., Rassouli, F., Steurer-Stey, C., Puhan, M., Brutsche, M., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Don’t Lose Heart: Preliminary Engagement Results in an Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Study Evaluating Digital Biomarkers for Asthma, Abstract presented at the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) Meeting 2019, Auckland, New Zealand. PDF

Kramer, J., Künzler, F., Tinschert, P., Kowatsch, T. (2019) Trajectories of Engagement with a Digital Physical Activity Coach: Secondary Analysis of a Micro-Randomized Trial, Abstract presented at the International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) Meeting 2019, Auckland, New Zealand. PDF

2018

Boateng, G., Santhanam, P., Lüscher, J., Scholz, U., Kowatsch, T. (2018) Poster: Multimodal Affect Detection among Couples for Diabetes Management. Black in AI Workshop, Neural Information Processing Systems Conference, (NIPS) 2018. PDF

Buhmann, J., Felix, J., Gächter, T., Kowatsch, T., Lehmann, R., von Lutterotti, N., Schedler, K., Steurer, J., Wolfrum, C. (2018) Digitalisierung der Medizin: Konsequenzen für die Ausbildung, Schweizerische Ärztezeitung 99(42), 1441-1444. PDF

Stieger, M., Nißen, M.K., Rüegger, D., Kowatsch, T., Flückiger, C., Allemand, M. (2018) PEACH, a smartphone- and conversational agent-based coaching intervention for intentional personality change: study protocol of a randomized, wait-list controlled trial, BMC Psychology 6(43), 1-15. PDF

Kowatsch, T., M. K. Nißen, D. Rüegger, M. Stieger, C. Flückiger, M. Allemand and F. von Wangenheim (2018) The Impact of Interpersonal Closeness Cues in Text-based Healthcare Chatbots on Attachment Bond and the Desire to Continue Interacting: An Experimental Design In Proceedings of the 26th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2018), Portsmouth, UK. PDF

Shih, I., Nißen, M.K., Büchter, D., Durrer, D., l’Allemand, D., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T., Smartphone-based Biofeedback Breathing Training for Stress Management, Poster presented at the Applied Maschine Learning Days, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. PDF

Barata, F., Tinschert, P., Rassouli, F., Baty, F., Brutsche, M., Steurer-Stey, C., Puhan, M., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T., Smartphone-based Cough and Sleep Quality Detection, Poster presented at the Applied Machine Learning Days, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. PDF

Haug, S. & Paz, R., Eggli, P. & Schaub, M. (2018) Drinking Goal Trajectories and Their Association with Client Characteristics and Outcomes among Clients in Outpatient Alcohol Treatment, Substance Use & Misuse 53(10):1-12. PDF

Haug, S., Paz, R., Wenger, A. & Schaub M. P. (2018) Efficacy of a mobile phone-based life-skills training program for substance use prevention among adolescents: study protocol of a cluster-randomised controlled trial, BMC Public Health 18:1102. PDF

Haug, S. & Paz, R. (2018) Erreichbarkeit Jugendlicher für ein mobiltelefonbasiertes Programm zur Suchtprävention durch die Förderung von Lebenskompetenzen, Sucht 64(3), 129-139. Web

2017

Kowatsch, T., Barata, F., Tinschert, P., Dittler, U., Egger, J.M., Meyer, F., Schaub, M., Fleisch, E., Oswald, H., Möller, A., Digital Health Literacy Intervention for Children with Asthma, Poster presented at the CSS Health Insurance meets CDHI Event, Lucerne, Switzerland. PDF

Paz, R., Haug, S., Filler, A., Kowatsch, T., Schaub, M.P. (2017) Engagement within a Mobile Phone-based Smoking Cessation Intervention for Adolescents and Its Association with Participant Characteristics and Outcomes, Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 19(10):e356. PDF

Künzler, F., Kramer, J., Kowatsch, T. (2017) Efficacy of Mobile Context-aware Notification Management Systems: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Analysis, 2017 IEEE 13th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob), Rome, 2017, 131-138. doi: 10.1109/WiMOB.2017.8115839 PDF

Haug, S., Paz, R., Meyer, C., Filler, A., Kowatsch, T., Schaub, M.P. (2017) A Mobile Phone-Based Life Skills Training Program for Substance Use Prevention Among Adolescents: Pre-Post Study on the Acceptance and Potential Effectiveness of the Program Ready4life, JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 5(10):e143. PDF

Kowatsch, T., Nißen, M.K., Shih, I., Rüegger, D., Volland, D., Filler, A., Künzler, F., Barata, F., Haug, S., Büchter, D., Brogle, B., Heldt, K., Gindrat, P., Farpour-Lambert, N., l’Allemand, D. (2017) Text-based Healthcare Chatbots Supporting Patient and Health Professional Teams: Preliminary Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial on Childhood Obesity, Persuasive Embodied Agents for Behavior Change (PEACH 2017) Workshop, co-located with the 17th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA 2017), Stockholm, Sweden. PDF

Haug, S., Paz, R., Kowatsch, T., Filler, A., Schaub, M.P. (2017) Efficacy of a Technology-based Integrated Smoking Cessation and Alcohol Intervention for Smoking Cessation in Adolescents: Results of a Cluster-randomised Controlled Trial, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 82(11), 55-66. PDF

Kowatsch, T., Wahle, F., Filler, A. (2017) Design and Lab Experiment of a Stress Detection Service based on Mouse Movements, The 11th Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems (MCIS), Genoa, Italy Best Paper Award PDF

Kowatsch, T., Volland, D., Shih, I., Rüegger, D., Künzler, F., Barata, F., Filler, A., Büchter, D., Brogle, B., Heldt, K., Gindrat, P., Farpour-Lambert, N., l’Allemand, D. (2017) Design and Evaluation of a Mobile Chat App for the Open Source Behavioral Health Intervention Platform MobileCoach, In: Maedche A., vom Brocke J., Hevner A. (eds) Designing the Digital Transformation. DESRIST 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10243. Springer: Berlin; Germany, 485-489. Paper Poster Screencast

Haug, S., Paz, R., Kowatsch, T., Filler, A., Dickson-Spillmann, M., Dey, M., Schaub, M.P. (2017) Efficacy of a web- and text messaging-based intervention to reduce problem drinking in adolescents: Results of a cluster-randomised controlled trial, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(2),147-159. Wilhelm Feuerlein Award 2018 PDF

Paz, R., Haug, S., Kowatsch, T., Filler, A., Schaub, M.P. (2017) Moderators of Outcome in a Technology-based Intervention to Prevent and Reduce Problem Drinking Among Adolescents, Addictive Behaviors 72: 64-71. PDF

Kowatsch, T., Wahle, F., Filler, A. (2017) stressOUT: Design, Implementation and Evaluation of a Mouse-based Stress Management Service, In: Designing the Digital Transformation: DESRIST 2017 Research in Progress Proceedings, Maedche, A., vom Brocke, J., Hevner, A. (eds), KIT Scientific Working Papers; 64, Karlsruhe, Germany, 37-45. Nominee for the Best Research-in-Progress PDF

Tinschert, P., Barata, F., Kowatsch, T. (2017) Enhancing Asthma Control through IT: Design, Implementation and Planned Evaluation of the Mobile Asthma Companion, in Leimeister, J.M.; Brenner, W. (Hrsg.): Proceedings der 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik (WI 2017), St. Gallen, 1291-1294. PDF Video

Künzler, F., Kramer, J., Mishra, V., Presset, B., Smith, S.N., Kotz, D.F., Scholz, U., Fleisch, E., Kowatsch, T., Ally: A Smartphone-based Physical Activity Intervention, Poster presented at the CSS Health Insurance meets CDHI Event, Lucerne, Switzerland. PDF

Shih, I., Volland, D., Rüegger, D., Künzler, F., Barata, F., Filler, A., Büchter, D., Brogle, B., Heldt, K., Gindrat, P., Farpour-Lambert, N., Fleisch, E., l’Allemand, D., Kowatsch, T., Therapy Adherence of Obese Children in a 6-Month High-Frequency Intervention, Poster presented at the CSS Health Insurance meets CDHI Event, Lucerne, Switzerland. PDF

2016

Barata, F., Kowatsch, T., Tinschert, P., Filler, A. (2016). Personal MobileCoach: Tailoring Behavioral Interventions to the Needs of Individual Participants. UBICOMP 2016 Workshop Designing, Developing, and Evaluating The Internet of Personal Health (IoPH), Heidelberg, Germany. PDF

2015

Kowatsch, T., Wahle, F., Filler, A., Kehr, F., Volland, D., Haug, S., Jenny, G., Bauer, G., Fleisch, E., (2015) Towards Short-Term Detection of Job Strain in Knowledge Workers with a Minimal-Invasive Information System Service: Theoretical Foundation and Experimental Design, 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Münster, Germany. Paper-PDF Poster-PDF

Haug, S., Paz, R., Kwon, M., Filler, A., Kowatsch, T., Schaub, M.P. (2015). Smartphone use and Smartphone addiction among young people in Switzerland. Journal of Behavioural Addictions 4(4), pp. 299-307. PDF

Filler, A., Kowatsch, T., Haug, S., Wahle, F., Staake, T. & Fleisch, E. (2015). MobileCoach: A Novel Open Source Platform for the Design of Evidence-based, Scalable and Low-Cost Behavioral Health Interventions - Overview and Preliminary Evaluation in the Public Health Context. Wireless Telecommunications Symposium 2015 (WTS 2015), New York, USA. PDF

2014

Haug, S., Paz Castro, R., Filler, A., Kowatsch, T., Fleisch, E. & Schaub, M.P. (2014). Efficacy of an internet and SMS-based integrated smoking cessation and alcohol intervention for smoking cessation in young people: study protocol of a two-arm cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14: 1140. PDF

Filler, A., Haug, S. and Kowatsch, T. (2014). The MobileCoach – An Open Source Solution for Behavioral Change Interventions. Abstract presented at the 7th Scientific Meeting of The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), Valencia, Spain. PDF

Kowatsch, T., Wahle, F., Filler, A. and Fleisch, E. (2014) Predicting Adverse Behavior with Early Warning Health Information Systems by Mining Association Rules on Multi-dimensional Behavior: A Proposal. Poster presented at the 7th Scientific Meeting of The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII), Valencia, Spain. PDF

Haug, S., Kowatsch, T., Paz Castro, R., Filler, A. and Schaub, M.P. (2014) Efficacy of a web- and text messaging-based intervention to reduce problem drinking in young people: study protocol of a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health, 14: 809. PDF

2013

Haug, S. (2013). Mobile phone text messaging to reduce alcohol and tobacco use in young people – a narrative review. Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth, 1(1), 11-19. PDF

Haug, S. Bitter, G., Hanke, M., Ulbricht, S. Meyer, C. & John, U. (2013). Kurzintervention zur Förderung der Tabakabstinenz via Short Message Service (SMS) bei Auszubildenden an beruflichen Schulen: Longitudinale Interventionsstudie zur Ergebnis- und Prozessevaluation. Das Gesundheitswesen, 75(10), 625-631.

Haug, S., Schaub, M.P., Venzin, V. Meyer, C. & John, U. (2013). Differenzielle Wirksamkeit eines Short Message Service (SMS)-basierten Programms zur Förderung des Rauchstopps bei Jugendlichen. Psychiatrische Praxis, 40(6), 339-346.

Haug, S., Schaub, M.P., Venzin, V., Meyer, C., John, U. & Gmel, G. (2013). A pre-post study on the appropriateness and effectiveness of a web- and text messaging-based intervention to reduce problem drinking in emerging adults. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(9), e196. PDF

Haug, S., Schaub, M.P., Venzin, V., Meyer, C. & John, U. (2013). Efficacy of a text message-based smoking cessation intervention for young people: a cluster randomized controlled trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 15(8), e171. PDF

2012

Haug, S., Venzin, V. & Meyer, C. (2012). Förderung des Rauchstopps an Berufsfachschulen via SMS. SuchtMagazin, 38(3/4), 38-42.