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mHealth for Mental Health

EasyChair Preprint no. 3652

12 pagesDate: June 21, 2020


An individual’s physiological and social well being shapes their mental health. Mental health is indicative of one’s cognitive behavior and emotional well being. Everything around us is connected through virtue of a network - Internet. The Internet is a tool for information, communication and connectivity. It has been predicted that three-quarters of internet users will access internet solely via smartphones in the coming years. This brings an opportunity to monitor healthcare using smartphone technology. mHealth holds enormous untapped potential in the near future, especially, in the arena of personalized healthcare and eventually personalized medicine. With data-intensive diagnostics and imaging coming into play, a gigantic amount of data is being collected and stored. In this paper, we have mentioned the importance of mental health, it’s characteristics and how mHealth devices (smartphone, smart devices, bio-sensors etc.) can play a key role in managing and coping with mental health problems. We have further analyzed the behavioral patterns of active smartphone and smart device users globally as opposed to the active users in a particular region. An analysis of the percentage of population suffering from different mental health problems has been undertaken and a solution to these using mHealth architecture and data analytics proposed. We have also highlighted how mHealth sensory system with its 5 potential P’s (Preventive, Personalized, Predictive, Participatory, Psycho cognitive) can revolutionize the mental health landscape.

Keyphrases: Data Analytics, Health, health care, mental health, mHealth, personalised medicine, real-time sensor data

BibTeX entry
BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Mohit Saxena and Anveshita Deo and Ankur Saxena},
  title = {mHealth for Mental Health},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3652},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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