Monitoring 'state of mind'

Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) are developing an affordable state-of-the-art technology to prevent mental illness.

The tool is being developed to automatically determine 'mood' from day-to-day phone conversations and a system for relapse prediction in mental illness by tracking mood in real-time.

Unique selling point/competitive advantage

Early detection can potentially save 60% of the expenditure on mental illness—the largest disability burden in Queensland. However, decentralisation in Queensland causes access issues and subsequent treatment delay, hindering these savings. The solution will allow clinicians to remotely monitor the patients and empower patients to self-manage their conditions.

Investment or collaboration opportunities

The project is in the development stage. USQ seeks investment to develop, manufacture and trial the systems.

Intellectual property rights

USQ own the intellectual property on this tool.


Dr Rajib Rana

More information

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