Mood ring

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing an app that warns a person with bipolar disorder of an impending mood swing. Using speech data collected from the user by their cell phone, the team is looking for subtle signs in the sounds of a person’s voice that predict an episode of depression or mania. Early detection, before a person has lost awareness of their condition, could prompt them to get medical help and avert the devastating aftermath of a mood episode.

Read this story at Nautilus.

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