Towards Smart Phone Based Monitoring of Bipolar Disorder

Agnes Grünerbl, Gernot Bahle, Jens Weppner, Patricia Oleksy, Christian Haring, Paul Lukowicz

In: mHealthSys '12: Proceedings of the Second ACM Workshop on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services for Healthcare. ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems (SenSys-2012) 10th November 6-9 Toronto ON Canada ACM 2012.


We describe a real life study of the use of smart phone based sensors for state monitoring of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder). The study was conducted with 10 patients in a rural area of Austria under the supervision of a local psychiatric hospital. It shows initial evidence that relatively simple features derived from location, motion and phone call patterns are a good indication of state transitions.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence