Bipolar Disorder affects 2.4% of the world’s population. It consists of fluctuations of severe depression and high-energy mania. These fluctuations can be predicted and managed through the use of daily activity diaries. However, in an increasingly-technological world, it is harder to remember to jot down notes on paper throughout the day.
To remedy this, a team from Cornell developed a smartphone app called MoodRhythm for iPhones and Androids that keeps track of daily activities. It monitors light levels and the microphone to identify patterns and routines. While it does not record what was said in a conversation, it does keep track of the speed, pitch, and volume of the conversation.
The app is meant to be a tool for the patient to make self-reporting easier, and give their clinician a deeper view of the patient’s day to day routines.
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