Could This New ResearchKit App Help Develop The Fitness Tracker For The Brain?

In April 2016, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launched the Mood Challenge, an open call to tech entrepreneurs, innovators and mental health practitioners to leverage Apple’s ResearchKit to create new technologies that would test, predict and treat mental health conditions. Throughout the process, selected teams would receive incremental funding at each stage, with the winner receiving $200,000 to further develop and test their technology. 

The winner of the Mood Challenge was BiAffect, a ResearchKit-powered mobile app and API platform that collects passive data to test how the data collected through our smart devices could help detect and diagnose bipolar disorder. 

Read more at: Forbes / Tori Utley

Alex Leow

Alex Leow MD PhD

Joining the University in 2009, Dr. Leow received clinical training in Psychiatry and research training in biomedical imaging, both at UCLA. Having co-authored more than 70 articles, Dr. Leow's cur ...

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