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The smartphone app that can tell you’re depressed before you know it your self

Minstrong Health, a startup founded by a trio of doctors, including the former director of the US National Institute of Mental Health if trying to prove that mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia and PTSF can be diagnosed using a smartphone.

Mindstrong Health is  is using a smartphone app to collect measures of people’s cognition and emotional health as indicated by how they use their phones. Once a patient installs Mindstrong’s app, it monitors things like the way the person types, taps, and scrolls while using other apps. This data is encrypted and analyzed remotely using machine learning, and the results are shared with the patient and the patient’s medical provider.

Digital Phenotyping is a new method that describes  collecting sensor, keyboard, and voice and speech data from smartphones to measure behavior, cognition, and mood. [Ref ]