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SCIENTIST CREATES AN APP THAT CAN REVEAL A CHANGE IN MOOD

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SCIENTIST CREATES AN APP THAT CAN REVEAL A CHANGE IN MOOD
« on: May 17, 2014, 09:00:26 PM »


Here comes a wonder app that can actually tell or know how you're feeling,
Sounds cool?

Researchers have disclosed a mood analysis app that may perpetually monitor an individual's speech, looking for signs of anger or stress.


Researchers hope the technology may well be used help those with anger problems and major affective disorder, warning the user, relations and even medical workers if it detects major changes.
Angry? The android app monitors refined qualities of a person¿s voice throughout everyday phone conversations and might warn of major mood swings.
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HOW IT WORKS

The app runs within the background on a standard smartphone, and mechanically monitors the patients’ voice patterns throughout any calls created still as throughout weekly conversations with a member of the patient’s care team.

The computer program analyzes several characteristics of the sounds – and silences – of every speech communication.

Only the patient’s aspect of everyday phone calls is recorded – and also the recordings themselves area unit encrypted and unbroken out-of-bounds to the analysis team.

They can see solely the results of pc analysis of the recordings, that area unit hold on in secure servers that go with patient privacy laws.

The University of Michigan team says early results from atiny low cluster of patients show its potential to watch moods whereas protective privacy.

The researchers hope the app can eventually provide individuals with major affective disorder and their health care groups an early warning of the dynamical moods that provide the condition its name.

The technology might additionally help individuals with different conditions.

'These pilot study results provide us preliminary proof of the idea that we can discover mood states in regular phone calls by analyzing broad options and properties of speech, while not violating the privacy of these conversations,' says Zahi Karam, who led the study.

'As we have a tendency to collect a lot of knowledge the model can become higher, and our final goal is to be ready to anticipate swings, so it should be potential to intervene early.'

The app is termed Priori, as a result of the researchers hope it'll yield a biological marker to rate major affective disorder care to people who would like it most desperately to stabilize their moods – particularly in regions of the planet with scarce mental state services.
The app permits speech to be recorded and analyzed firmly, creating it potential to discover changes in mood. It will alert the user, a friend and even a doctor just in case of problems.
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The app permits speech to be recorded and analyzed firmly, creating it potential to discover changes in mood. It will alert the user, a friend and even a doctor just in case of problems.

Bipolar disorder affects tens of ample individuals worldwide, and might have devastating effects together with suicide.

The technology and algorithms are developed via analysis involving sixty yankee patients who receive treatment from U-M groups at the nation’s 1st center dedicated to depression and connected disorders.

More patients have already began to use the app on study-provided smartphones.

As a lot of patients volunteer, the team can still check and improve the technology.

Melcvin McInnis, a bipolar specialist, said 'This is hugely exciting not solely as a technical action, however additionally as an illustration of what the wedding of mental state analysis, engineering and innovative analysis funding will modify.

'The ability to predict mood changes with spare advance time to intervene would be an tremendously valuable biomarker for major affective disorder.'


The app might warn individuals if they're changing into unusually angry by perpetually watching their speech to look for refined changes.


The app runs within the background on a standard smartphone, and mechanically monitors the patients’ voice patterns throughout any calls created still as throughout weekly conversations with a member of the patient’s care team.

The computer program analyzes several characteristics of the sounds – and silences – of every speech communication.

It permits speech options to be recorded and analyzed firmly, creating it potential to discover changes in mood.

Eventually, it'll include a feedback circuit to the patient and his or her care team and even a selected friend.

Only the patient’s aspect of everyday phone calls is recorded – and also the recordings themselves are encrypted and kept out-of-bounds to the analysis team.



They can see solely the results of pc analysis of the recordings, that are kept in secure servers that go with patient privacy laws.

Standardized weekly mood assessments with a trained practitioner offer a benchmark for the patient’s mood, and are used to correlate the acoustic options of speech with their mood state.

Because different mental state conditions additionally cause changes in a person’s voice, identical technology framework developed for major affective disorder might prove helpful in everything from dementia praecox and post-traumatic stress disorder to Parkinson’s illness, the researchers say.





 


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