Behaviors, cognitions, emotions and motivation are the result of brain function. Biological or environmental determinants may lead to disturbances in these functions.

The objective of the CoBTeK team is to find innovative solutions to improve understanding, prevention , diagnosis and treatment of these disorders.

The composition of CoBTeK which brings together clinicians, engineers, artists leads to use of technology and artificial intelligence for this purpose without ever forgetting that the human relationship is at the heart of any action in mental health at all ages of life.

Psychotrauma results from an event(s), or set of circumstances that are experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful and that have lasting damaging effects on the individual's functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being.

The most severe and long-lasting relative mental disorder is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which can affect the individual at any age of life. However, psychotrauma can also be considered as a transdiagnostic risk factor for a multitude of physiological and psychological processes.

The CoBTeK team thus offers innovative transdisciplinary research with clinical methodologies that recognize the interaction between  physical and mental health to advance research and practice in the field of psychotrauma. A better understanding of its mechanisms and a better measurement of its impact will make it possible to develop more targeted and specific therapeutic strategies to help victims move towards recovery.

The CoBTeK laboratory team is interested in brain functioning from children to seniors and their sensory interactions with the environment. The lab is also involved in the use of artistic activities for the prevention and treatment of cognitive and behavioral disorders.

  • The interest of sensory stimulation in the management and care of cognitive and / or behavioral disorders occurring in various conditions (restrictive anorexia nervosa in adolescents, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurodegenerative pathologies, etc ...).
  • The evaluation and management, particularly through new technologies, of sensory disorders related to different pathologies (Alzheimer's disease, long COVIDs, etc.).
  • Orevas
  • Art & Mental Health

The CoBTeK laboratory team is committed to the training of health clinicians in the fields of medicine, speech-language pathology and psychology.

With the expertise in emotions and new technologies, CoBTeK is involved in initial health training to develop and evaluate new learning techniques using virtual and/or augmented reality while keeping the humanistic relationship at the heart of the link with the patient.

Artificial Intelligence for the understanding of human behavior: The objective of this axis is to design sensor-based tools to help understand human behavior and objectively measure behavioral disorders, such as those induced by Alzheimer's disease.

Behavioral data can be acquired from a wide variety of sensors, such as sensors integrated into the environment (e.g. video cameras, microphones, IoT) or wearable sensors (e.g. smartphones, physiological sensors – EDA, EEG, ECG) or mobile sensors (e.g. robots). The goal is then to design new modern methods of AI (Artificial Intelligence) – in particular computer vision and deep learning algorithms – to create automatic systems to analyze this data, while protecting people's privacy. For example, video analysis makes it possible to objectively measure behaviors by recognizing the daily activities, emotions, gestures, eating habits and lifestyle of the people observed.