Over the past 5 years, there has been tremendous progress in the use of technologies to support psychiatric diagnosis and care. This burgeoning use of technology has been accompanied by a new set of descriptive terms proposed to depict how such technology may be used. Terms such as “digital phenotyping”
1and “personal sensing”
- Onnela J.P.
- Rauch S.L.
Harnessing smartphone based digital phenotyping to enhance behavioral and mental health.
Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016; 41: 1691-1696
2have been proposed to describe the process of using sensors to map behavior and to enhance clinical monitoring capability. Simultaneously, there is a growing body of evidence to support the use of mobile tools
- Mohr D.C.
- Zhang M.
- Schueller S.M.
Personal sensing: understanding mental health using ubiquitous sensors and machine learning.
Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2017; 13: 23-47
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- Schueller S.M.
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- et al.
Strategies for mHealth research: lessons from 3 mobile intervention studies.
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015; 42: 157-167
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- Ng B.
- Camacho A.
- et al.
Telepsychiatry for neurocognitive testing in older rural latino adults.
Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015; 23: 666-670
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- Harnessing smartphone based digital phenotyping to enhance behavioral and mental health.Neuropsychopharmacology. 2016; 41: 1691-1696
- Personal sensing: understanding mental health using ubiquitous sensors and machine learning.Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2017; 13: 23-47
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Published online: June 28, 2017
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