This study is evaluating the effectiveness of a smartphone app designed to detect symptoms of mental illness.
Chief Investigator: Quincy Wong
Many people that experience a mental illness change their daily activities. These behavioural changes can be detected by sensors embedded in smartphones. We are currently testing the Socialise app developed by the Black Dog Institute to find out if a smartphone app can help the detection and diagnosis of mental illness.
What it involves
- Install two apps on your own smartphone
- Keep the apps open in the background to collect sensor data
Then over 8 weeks the app will:
- Prompt you to answer 4 questions once per day
- Prompt you to complete 3 short questionnaires each fortnight
- Prompt you to complete 7 short questionnaires at the start and end of the study
- Automatically collect sensor data (This includes data from Bluetooth, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Call and SMS log, barometer, and battery and does NOT include personal communication or web browsing content, or identifying information e.g., names, phone numbers).
You are eligible for the trial if you:
- Live in Australia
- Are aged 18 years or over
- Own your own smartphone and willing to install two study-related applications
- Either have:
- a diagnosis of depression
- a diagnosis of bipolar, or
- never been diagnosed with a mental illness.
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