Phone Data Used to Identify Depression

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A new study suggests depression can be detected from smartphone sensor data by tracking the number of minutes you use the phone and your daily geographical locations. Northwestern Medicine researchers found that the more time you spend using your phone, the more likely you are depressed. In a small study, they found the average daily usage for depressed individuals was about 68 minutes, while for non-depressed individuals it was about 17 minutes. Spending most of your time at home and most of your time in fewer locations, as measured by GPS

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Published By: Psych Central – Saturday, 18 July, 2015

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