June 20, 2014
Smartphone App Keeps Watch Over Schizophrenic Patients
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.
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