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Tracking Mood Disorder Apps

Mindstrong's Health App Detects Mental State from Phone Interactions

— April 25, 2019 — Lifestyle
There are plenty of mental health apps on the market that offer digital therapy or cognitive training, but Mindstrong's Health app is different as it studies how one interacts with a smartphone in an effort to diagnose a potential mental illness.

In the research stage, scientists studied how one's phone-based interactions correlated with one's mental state. For example, memory problems can be detected based on numerous factors including how long it takes someone to scroll through a contact list, the amount of errors made in texts, the inclusion of punctuation, and how quickly one swaps through apps. The app also provides a mood disorder chart that explains results to the user, and the option to contact a clinician.


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Trend Themes
1. Digital Mental Health Diagnosis - Opportunity for apps that use smartphone interactions to diagnose mental illness.
2. Data-driven Mental Health - Potential for apps that analyze user data to provide insights into mental state.
3. Personalized Mood Disorder Tracking - Demand for apps that track and monitor mood disorders based on individual smartphone interactions.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare Technology - Healthcare technology companies can develop apps that leverage smartphone interactions for mental health diagnosis.
2. Mobile App Development - Opportunity for mobile app developers to create apps that analyze user data to provide mental health insights.
3. Digital Therapeutics - Digital therapeutics companies can incorporate personalized mood disorder tracking using smartphone interactions into their offerings.
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