Friday, 15 March 2013

Facing Depression with a new sense of technology

We all see how quickly technology is transpiring in front of our very eyes. Often, we are left wondering why, where or how a particular technological tool has been created.

However, now with the help of a smartphone or tablet, a program monitors "patients while they view images and video clips that commonly elicit certain emotional responses from people, and analyses their voices during interviews, and delivers a diagnosis based on the patient's reactions."
The University of Canberra's Professor Roland Goecke worked with the Black Dog Institute to develop a breakthrough technique in depression diagnosis. Photo: Melissa Adams

Source: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/facing-up-to-depression-over-the-phone-20130226-2f47m.html#ixzz2NZJKNjNu

The technology, once improved and fine-tuned would “help doctors determine an appropriate treatment program for patients.”
For more information and the full article, please visit http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/facing-up-to-depression-over-the-phone-20130226-2f47m.html#ixzz2NZHci8D2

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