Ginger.io Uses Big Data for Mental Health Treatment

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 31, 2015
References: ginger.io & springwise
This service uses your smartphone data for mental health, in particular for those in Utah. Healthcare startup Ginger.io's grant-funded project focuses on helping treat patients in America's most depressed state. If our mood has a direct impact on the way we use our smartphones, then behavioral analytics can be performed on the way we communicate and act. Patterns can be found, especially if the actions of people change dramatically.

This sort of big data for mental health can be used to help doctors stay in touch with their patients in between sessions. This means there are benefits for both individuals with chronic conditions and care providers trying to better manage their practice and understand their at-risk patients.