NTU scientists develop computer program that can detect those at higher risk of depression

24/1/2022 11:47:00 AM

NTU scientists develop computer program that can detect those at higher risk of depression

https://str.sg/wAuXSINGAPORE - Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have developed a computer program that can detect individuals who are at a higher risk of developing depression.The predictive program analyses a person's physical activity, sleep patterns and circadian rhythms through data from wearable devices, such as Fitbit watches.

A trial of 290 adults carried out in 2019 over three months showed that the program has an accuracy of 80 per cent in detecting those with depression (or at a high risk of developing depressive symptoms/depression) as compared with healthy individuals.

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