Tracking Behavioral Symptoms of Mental Health and Delivering Personalized Interventions Using Mobile and Wearable Devices


Tanzeem Choudhury

Associate Professor, Computing and Information Systems, Cornell University

Friday, June 2, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Newell-Simon Hall 1305 (Michael Mauldin Auditorium)
Seminar Video

Mobile and ubiquitous computing research has led to new techniques for cheaply, accurately, and continuously collecting data on human behavior that include detailed measurements of physical activities, social interactions and conversations, sleep quality and duration and more. Continuous and unobtrusive sensing of behaviors has tremendous potential to support the lifelong management of mental health by: (1) acting as an early warning system to detect changes in mental well-being, (2) delivering context-aware, personalized micro-interventions to patients when and where they need them, and (3) by significantly accelerating patient understanding of their illness. In this presentation, I will give an overview of our work on turning sensor-enabled mobile devices into well-being monitors and instruments for administering real-time/real-place interventions.

Speaker's Bio

Tanzeem Choudhury is an associate professor in Computing and Information Sciences at Cornell University and a co-founder of HealthRhythms. At Cornell, she directs the People-Aware Computing group, which works on inventing the future of technology-assisted wellbeing. Tanzeem received her PhD from the Media Laboratory at MIT. Tanzeem was awarded the MIT Technology Review TR35 award, NSF CAREER award and a TED Fellowship. Follow the group's work on twitter @pac_cornell

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