Our own BiAffect team led by Dr. Alex Leow is mentioned in the Wall Street Journal piece "Apple Is Working on iPhone Features to Help Detect Depression, Cognitive Decline"

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Our own BiAffect team led by Dr. Alex Leow is mentioned in the Wall Street Journal piece "Apple Is Working on iPhone Features to Help Detect Depression, Cognitive Decline"

Alex Leow MD, PhD
Alex Leow MD, PhD

Apple Inc. is working on technology to help diagnose depression and cognitive decline, aiming for tools that could expand the scope of its burgeoning health portfolio, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Using an array of sensor data that includes mobility, physical activity, sleep patterns, typing behavior and more, researchers hope they can tease out digital signals associated with the target conditions so that algorithms can be created to detect them reliably, the people said. Apple hopes that would become the basis for unique features for its devices, according to the people and documents.

Read more at: The Wall Street Journal

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Alex Leow MD, PhD

  • Professor in Psychiatry and Bioengineering
  • University of Illinois Chicago

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