Smartphone app reveals users’ mental health, performance, behavior

18 septiembre 2014

Researchers have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals college students’ mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your state of mind — even if you don’t — and how that affects you. The StudentLife app, which compares students’ happiness, stress, depression and loneliness to their academic performance, also may be used in the general population — for example, to monitor mental health, trigger intervention and improve productivity in workplace employees.