"Be a hero. Resist to the smartest technology design!"

The technology industry has a large part of its business model built on creating addictions. The goal of apps and digital devices is to get users to spend as much time as possible with them. Which, like any addiction, greatly reduces the quality of life over time. And it leads to problems with concentration, worse sleep, reduced well-being…

Does this mean we should give up on technology completely? Push them out from our everyday life and to start living in woods? No. Smartphones, computers and smart devices can really help you in your life. But we must remain the masters of our time. There are healthy ways how to use technology in personal and family life.

Slow Tech Institute is here to help you. This initiative brings together experts who study new technologies and sociological, psychological or physiological phenomena associated with them. Whether you are a parent, teacher, doctor, or just an ordinary technology user, this site offers news from the latest research, tips and advice on how to start living with technology in a healthier way.

Slow Tech Institute is not limited by the boundaries of this website. We organize lectures, teach at schools and evaluate game applications. Find more in the section Projects.

Our projects

Seminars for elementary school students

We regularly visit schools and talk to children about their use and attitudes toward digital devices. What risks and opportunities are there, and how you set healthy rules. The brain is steadily growing during childhood and adolescence, and research confirms that the developing brain is at risk of potential negative effects.
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Technologie a děti zdravě? Jde to. Vážně…

Pro rodiče a pedagogy jsme vytvořili platformu Digitalnizdravideti.cz Tam se věnujeme otázkámtoho, jak nastavit u dětí zdravý přístup k technologiím, na co si dát pozor, jaká pravidla si nastavit, abyste ...
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About us: Slow Tech Institute

Founder and New Media specialist

Michaela Slussareff, PhD.

Michaela is involved in the research of negative as well as positive impacts of technologies on children's development and healthy family functioning. She conducts several national and international researches about the media impact
Scientist and psychologist

Simon Weissenberger, Ph.D.

A scientist and psychologist who focuses primarily on ADHD and how this disorder affects time perception and lifestyle.
Researcher, Psychologist and Addictologist

Kateřina Lukavská, Ph.D.

She studied psychology and special education at Faculty of Education, Charles University. She works at the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Education) and the Department of Addictology (First Faculty of Medicine). She focuses on the prevention of digital addictions, namely on excessive gaming and gaming disorder
Expert on new media and sociology

Jakub Sedláček

The expert on mew media and the sociologist who deals with the phenomenon of social media influencers and YouTube celebrities. He works at Charles University in Prague.
Psychiatrist and pedagogue

MUDr. Daniela Zmeškalová, PhD.

Psychiatrička pro děti a dospívající, výzkumnice a pedagožka. Zabývá se především poruchami autistického spektra a ADHD v průběhu života a jejich dopadem na kvalitu života celé rodiny. Přednáší na Univerzitě
Lékařka pro děti a dorost

MUDr. Zuzana Sadílková

Je dětskou lékařkou, v současné době pracuje jako praktický lékař pro děti a dorost (PLDD). Je velice aktivní v tématech vlivu technologií na děti a možnou prevenci negativních konsekvencí jejich
Psychologist, child and family therapist

Kateřina Schönová

Psychologist and therapist working with children and adults. She deals with the promotion of positive self-concept, the ability to stand out from the crowd, family issues and addictions. She is also a lecturer and coordinator for the Czech Heroic Imagination project
lecturer

Zdeňka Černá

Zdenka is engaged in researching the possibilities of using digital media in nature and in eco-education. She studied environmental studies and protection, during her studies she devoted herself to environmental education and worked as an external lecturer at

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Interaction between people and technology is still a poorly explored topic. We would like to initiate further research into the impact of the use of technology on health, psychological state.

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