App tracks mental health by studying your phone usage

By android, anxiety, app, dalhousie university, depression, engadget, gear, health, ios, iPhone, medicine, mental health, News, privacy, prosit, science, tomorrow

The smartphone in your hand might be the key to gauging your mental health. Researchers at Dalhousie University have developed (via CBC and Gizmodo) a mobile app, PROSIT, that can detect conditions like anxiety or depression based on how you u…

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‘Sea of Solitude’ looks like a brilliant, emotional horror show

By av, depression, e32019, ea originals, engadget, gaming, indie, interview, jo-mei, personal computing, personalcomputing, sea of solitude

Sea of Solitude feels like coming home.

Footage of a hulking black monster swimming among the rooftops and balconies of a waterlogged Berlin plays on repeat like a GIF in my psyche, as comforting as it is terrifying. I’ve been viscerally afraid of g…

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MIT’s AI can tell if you’re depressed from the way you talk

By depression, engadget, Healthcare, medicine, mentalillness, mit, model, neuralnetwork, pattern, robots, sequencemodeling, services, speech, tomorrow

When it comes to identifying depression, doctors will traditionally ask patients specific questions about mood, mental illness, lifestyle and personal history, and use these answers to make a diagnosis. Now, researchers at MIT have created a m…

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It’s time to talk about mental illness in indie development

By anxiety, av, Business, charity, depression, design, devolverdigital, engadget, gaming, indie, medicine, mentalhealth, mentalillness, mikewilson, personal computing, personalcomputing, takethis

This is normal.

Heart pounding, hands shaking, head packed with static. The absolute inability to process what anyone is saying, let alone respond to it. Sitting alone at home — lights off because you’ve been inside all day and the sun set hours ag…

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Turning indie horror hit ‘Neverending Nightmares’ into a manga

By art, av, depression, design, engadget, gaming, horror, infinitapgames, manga, mattgilgenbach, neverendingnightmares, personal computing, personalcomputing, pixiv

She stands in front of you, clutching a teddy bear to her chest. She can’t be older than 8, with long, straight black hair and a frilled dress. You don’t know her name, but she’s smiling warmly. And then, suddenly, she isn’t: Her doe eyes widen, whit…

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‘Please Knock on My Door’ is a digital life of depression

By av, depression, engadget, gaming, gdc2017, hands-on, levallgames, mentalhealth, mentalillness, michaellevall, personal computing, personalcomputing, pleaseknockonmydoor

At first, depression doesn’t sound like the most thrilling topic to explore in a video game. It’s antithetical to the boisterous, action-packed, neon-tinted tone that generally dominates the industry — but that doesn’t mean depression doesn’t make f…

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