mental health

Assessing mental illnesses through digital phenotyping

Assessing mental illnesses through digital phenotyping

Digital phenotyping and machine learning have emerged as promising tools for monitoring patients with psychosis spectrum illnesses.

Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes

Depression risk detected by measuring heart rate changes

For the first time doctors have shown that measuring changes in 24-hour heart rate can reliably indicate whether or not someone is depressed.

VR training improves physical and cognitive functions

VR training improves physical and cognitive functions

Researchers have developed an innovative training protocol that, utilizing immersive virtual reality (IVR), leads to real physical and cognitive benefits.

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

Gamification: Intervention app may improve mental health

A new randomized control trial has found that turning mobile mental health intervention into a smartphone game can potentially improve well-being.

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Don't forget to clean robotic support pets

Research from the University of Plymouth suggests that robot pets could pose an infection risk if passed between staff and service users without cleaning.

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

Chatbots help decrease opioid use after surgery

A study showed that patients receiving messages from a chatbot used fewer opioids after fracture surgery, and their overall pain level fell, too.

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