Innovation Voucher: Mindstream connect

Funded by Scottish Funding Council.

Mindstream Connect aims to develop a web platform to help people navigate the complementary and alternative medicine sector; a Tripadvisor for CAM therapies. This Innovation Voucher will develop a proof of concept of three technologies for the platform:

  • apply a visual multicriteria decision support tool based on parallel coordinates to help a person explore the therapies based on multiple metrics
  • generate a visualisation showing which therapies are similar to each other in a multidimensional space (including treatment methods and setting, acceptance by medical establishment, correlation to beliefs and scepticism based on consumer interviews, cost)
  • apply off-the-shelf sentiment analysis tool to score each therapy on the basis of text in consumer survey feedback

Total award value £4,991.48

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Dr Sandy Brownlee

Dr Sandy Brownlee

Senior Lecturer in Computing Science, 72

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