Are You Depressed? Your Smartphone Might Know

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Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing a smartphone app that records and analyzes patients’ vocal patterns during telephone calls to predict if someone is on the verge of depression or mania. In other words, soon your phone will be able to tell if you’re depressed or not. Big data has been applied to fitness and health tracking for several years now, so it was only a matter of time before it moved into mental health measurement as well.