June 20, 2014

Smartphone App Keeps Watch Over Schizophrenic Patients

2015853-2785784.jpg What if a schizophrenic patient could have the equivalent of a therapist in a pocket, watching for symptoms of a relapse?

Thatís the promise of a smartphone-based system now being tested at a hospital in Glen Oaks, N.Y. The app, called CrossCheck, uses a suite of sensors to create a profile of a patientís healthy behavioral and social patterns and can then raise an alert when the patient deviates from the norm.

[via IEEE Spectrum. Image credit leuromag]

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