The Role of Smartphones as an Assistive Aid in Mental Health

John J. Guiry, Lisanne Warmerdam, Patrick van der Hilst, Heleen Riper, Pepijn van de Ven, John Nelson

Abstract

Recent developments in wearable sensors and smartphone technology have demonstrated the applicability and viability of such devices to the successful and cost effective treatment of mental illness, particularly depression. This paper describes a software toolkit and physical activity algorithms deve-loped at the University of Limerick that will be used to monitor and assist clinical professionals in analyzing physical activity and physiological data. The resulting information is used in the ICT4Depression project to deduce an indivi-dual’s mental state, and progression through mental illness. Two trials were performed to assess the algorithms and the resulting data are discussed.

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in Harvard Style

J. Guiry J., Warmerdam L., van der Hilst P., Riper H., van de Ven P. and Nelson J. (2012). The Role of Smartphones as an Assistive Aid in Mental Health . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012) ISBN 978-989-8425-92-8, pages 105-113. DOI: 10.5220/0003885601050113


in Bibtex Style

@conference{mindcare12,
author={John J. Guiry and Lisanne Warmerdam and Patrick van der Hilst and Heleen Riper and Pepijn van de Ven and John Nelson},
title={The Role of Smartphones as an Assistive Aid in Mental Health},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={105-113},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003885601050113},
isbn={978-989-8425-92-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - Volume 1: MindCare, (BIOSTEC 2012)
TI - The Role of Smartphones as an Assistive Aid in Mental Health
SN - 978-989-8425-92-8
AU - J. Guiry J.
AU - Warmerdam L.
AU - van der Hilst P.
AU - Riper H.
AU - van de Ven P.
AU - Nelson J.
PY - 2012
SP - 105
EP - 113
DO - 10.5220/0003885601050113