Mobile app and wearable sensor to remotely assess mood status and empower patients with mood disorders
Life Supporting Technologies designed and developed a solution for the assessment and prediction of the mood status of persons with unipolar (e.g. major depression) and bipolar disorder. The system gathers subjective and objective data to estimate the evolution of the mood status; the patient is empowered by a set of tools that improve the therapeutic alliance with the health professional.
The solution provides a tools to improve the therapy and the follow up of patients with unipolar and bipolar disorder. The end users use a Smartphone application (Android based) to record voice information (speech ratio, harmonies of the voice), report the mood status (questionnaires, mood scales), the medication intake and the daily habits (diary). The phone is connected with a wearable sensor that during the day monitors the level of energy and during the nigh the sleep quality. The concept provides support to the patient by providing a set of useful tools to communicate with the therapists, check the medication, mood charts and reminders. The Smartphone app also provides psycho education support (via personalized messages, educational content and goal settings support). A Web cloud service provides the access to this information to the health professionals and they remotely assess the mood status and prevent relapses or mood swings. The powerful visualization tools, the prediction tools and the alert systems enrich the user experience of the professionals to have a more clear understanding of patient situations. The solution is fully flexible and adaptable for several typologies of subjects: every module (e.g. medication tools, sleep monitoring, questionnaire) could be customized according to patient’s condition.
”State of the art solution to assess mood disorder; a cost benefit solution to improve the therapy alliance, the disease management and the patient empowerment”
Spanish health care
Mobile application (mental wellness app)
“There is medical evidence of benefits of tele psychiatry and monitoring programs to promote and support mental wellbeing”
Mood Monitor contact
María Teresa Arredondo
Life Supporting Technologies (UPM)
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM