Phone Usage as Passive Mental Health Monitoring

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Phone Usage as Passive Mental Health Monitoring:

Mental health is a global problem being tackled from many sides. For the last 3 years, we have been collecting anonymous granular phone usage data from just under 1,000,000 users globally. We record every phone unlock, every app open, the time spent in the app, every installed app, battery percentage, steps and movement sensors, heart rate, gender, age bracket, phone model, carrier network, and Bluetooth connections. Every event is timestamped and linked together for analysis.

To date, there are 5.5 billion data points collected. Our goal is to use changes in phone usage patterns to predict potential mental health events. The ability to know when someone is stressed, depressed, or off medication and get them proactive help.

Our primary focus is to help people, give them a tool, and automatically reach out to others when they need it most (and when they do not want to ask for help). The end app will be more than simply passive monitoring, it will be a clinical and evidence-based tool that will help people with insights, answers, and tools to help their mental health.

Phone Usage as Passive Mental Health Monitoring:

Mental health is a global problem being tackled from many sides. For the last 3 years, we have been collecting anonymous granular phone usage data from just under 1,000,000 users globally. We record every...

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