Collecting Data from a Mobile App and a Smartwatch Supports Treatment of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

Steinunn Gróa Sigurdardóttir*, Anna Sigridur Islind, María Óskarsdóttir

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Mental disorders affect individuals and societies around the world negatively, with the health-related burden of 32,4% out of the overall disease burden. This large part of the overall burden underlines a growing need for innovation to support the treatment of mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This empirical study features two groups of patients; a group of nine patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder and a group of twelve patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. The patients in the study carry a smartwatch for six weeks, continuously collecting data into a digital health platform. Additionally, they answer five daily wellbeing questions in a mobile app. To supplement that data, they also answer a questionnaire three times over the interval and at the end of the period they attend a semi-structured interview. We offer four main aspects to consider for PGHD in mental health: i) sharing data easily with healthcare professionals, ii) being able to engage with your own PGHD, iii) the watch use can help the patients regulate routine in their daily life, iv) tonality and phrasing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of Trustable AI and Added-Value on Health - Proceedings of MIE 2022
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Patrick Weber, Ferdinand Dhombres, Cyril Grouin, Jan-David Liebe, Jan-David Liebe, Jan-David Liebe, Sylvia Pelayo, Andrea Pinna, Bastien Rance, Bastien Rance, Lucia Sacchi, Adrien Ugon, Adrien Ugon, Arriel Benis, Parisis Gallos
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643682846
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2022
Event32nd Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2022 - Nice, France
Duration: 27 May 202230 May 2022

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference32nd Medical Informatics Europe Conference, MIE 2022

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and IOS Press.

Other keywords

  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Digital Platform
  • eHealth
  • Mental Health
  • mHealth
  • Mobile Application
  • Schizophrenia
  • Smartwatch


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