Prior to the pandemic, an estimated one in eight people lived with mental health issues across the globe, according to the World Health Organization. The first year of the pandemic saw a rise in both anxiety and depressive disorders by more than 25%.
What if one could assess their mental health status through a wearable device with better accuracy? On the occasion of World Mental Health Day on October 10, the experts in this show explore the working of wearable devices to assess mental health, based on human behavior sensing, and how their research is different from the devices available in the market. Read about their research here - https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3396870.3400012
Ramesh Ramakrishnan, Principal Scientist, TCS Research, and Professor Ratna Ghosh, faculty at the Instrumentation and Electronics Engineering Department, Jadavpur University, India, tell us what a wearable device-based approach in the context of mental health means, and why their research in this area becomes key. Listen in.