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Sleep sensors to detect relapse in Schizophrenia

It was front page news on the KCL website no less!

Currently, we are testing the devices shown on the right. In order to make sense of each device’s data, all devices are worn on the same wrist of a candidate person. This enables us to compare the different outputs and pinpoints advantages and disadvantages of the devices. Automatic sleep detection and scoring is of particular interest, since greater accuracy and resolution will help to detect relapse in Schizophrenia more reliably.

Get involved! The more data we gather, the better. Help us by uploading your activity and sleep data to here or forward this link to people you know are wearing activity monitors.



Mental Health Hackday

Only 1 week to go until our Mental Health Hackday, organised in conjunction with the UK Community of Research Software Engineers.

The event will follow the RSE AGM but you don’t have to be an RSE to attend, If you have any ideas about how we could use technology, mobile apps and sensor data to improve the daily lives or clinical treatment of people dealing with mental illness we’d love to hear from you.

Check out the wiki for more information.

If you have hack ideas, you can add them to the wiki or just send us a message

The event is free, but places are limited so you’ll need to register here

Cloud computing resources have been donated by Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services, Pizza and version control from Github, venue and refreshments from Maudsley Digital, devices and prizes from Fitbit

Help us adverise the event:

RSE AGM & Hackday Flyer

Research Software Engineers AGM

We are delighted to be hosting this year’s UK Community for Research Software Engineers AGM.

If you’re a developer working in research, or a researcher developing your own software tools, come along and get involved.

More details on the event page:

Big Data in Mental Health – Presentations

We are pleased to share our speakers presentations following the Big Data in Mental Health event held on the 23rd July 2014.

Zina Ibrahim

Talk title: Concept of multi-agent systems being integrated for routine practice in randomized control trials

Michael Lynskey

Talk title: Integrating epidemiological, geographic and statewide administrative data

Maxim Osipov

Talk title: From questionnaires to objective data – continuous monitoring of mania and depression symptoms using mobile phone sensors

Amos Folarin

Talk title: Quantitative monitoring of the patient behaviour and environment using small wearable devices and mobile phone sensors — a feasibility study on automated sleep measurement

Chris Hollis (1/2)

Talk title: NIHR MindTech HTC: harnessing technological innovation to transform mental healthcare

Chris Hollis (2/2)

Talk title: NIHR MindTech HTC: harnessing technological innovation to transform mental healthcare

Sean Maskey

Talk title: Big data, better information. A clinician’s wish list.

Will Spooner

Talk title: The journey from 100,000 genomes to personalized medicine. Opportunities and challenges from an informatics perspective.

Richard Jackson

Talk title: Concept extraction from clinical free text, and integration with research datasets.

Maneesh Juneja

Talk title: How can Digital Health technologies improve outcomes, lower cost and improve care in Mental Health

Big Data in Mental Health – Live Stream

Talks from today’s Big Data in Mental Health Symposium will be live streamed at the following location, for those who couldn’t make it: