In the ever-evolving landscape of digital health, the launch of BHelp stands as an innovative approach that aims to empower individuals with knowledge and resources to enhance their cognitive and brain health. As one of the main outcomes of the European Horizon 2020 funded project, LETHE, the platform combines personalised content, engagement with lifestyle professionals, and a tool enabling automatic language translation.
What it is BHelp?
BHelp is a health literacy portal designed to provide comprehensive information and media resources on brain health. By recognising the interplay between lifestyle choices and brain health, the portal adopts a multidisciplinary approach to support users with knowledge, tailored to their individual needs and preferences. BHelp will not be merely a repository of information, but an interactive online space where users can actively engage with content, professionals, and a wider community to foster cognitive wellness.
How does it work?
Upon registration, users access a personalised profiling tool asking them to respond to a series of questions related to their personal profile and media content preferences. This data will serve to tailor and personalise the media content to each user profile. Next, the contents inside the BHelp will be presented to the target users as infographics, long and short videos, podcasts, or other formats, providing an “Netflix-like” experience when it comes to learning about brain health.
This user-centric approach ensures that individuals receive information that aligns with their interests and learning preferences, making the acquisition of knowledge a personalised and engaging experience. As a result, BHelp recognises the diversity in user needs and the importance of catering to individualised learning styles with the goal of guiding users towards better brain health literacy.
Engagement of Content Providers
To enrich the portal’s media content and ensure its ongoing relevance, the team behind BHelp will strategically engage lifestyle professionals across various domains, including nutrition, exercise and cognition. These experts will contribute with their insights and expertise, creating contents that aligns with the latest advancements in brain health research. Users can benefit from the knowledge of lifestyle professionals in the form of videos, podcasts and other engaging channels, fostering a sense of community and collaboration in the pursuit of cognitive well-being.
This collaborative approach not only ensures the scientific credibility and validity of the information presented but also establishes a bridge between experts and the broader community. The engagement of content providers can transform BHelp into a dynamic hub where evidence-based knowledge meets the real-world experiences of individuals, creating a holistic ecosystem for fostering brain health.
Automatic Language Translation
One of BHelp’s distinctive features is its commitment to linguistic inclusivity. Initially developed to support the pilot activities within the LETHE clinical trial, the portal will be initially available in the four languages of the pilot site included in the project: Italian, German, Swedish and Finnish. The project employs an automatic translation tool that uses text-to-speech and speech-to-text functionalities to adapt the same content across-languages.