Mental health app offers real-time patient monitoring

5 April 2018

Sufferers of mental health disorders could soon be relying on their mobile phones to help monitor their condition. A Danish company, Monsenso, has recently completed trials of an app to detect when patients may be in need of care. The application uses motion and connectivity data for mental health service. This next evolution of the health app helps prevent relapses.

In the worst cases, it can forewarn of a patient who may be contemplating suicide. For mental health workers, this data-based approach is already making consultations more objective.