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Scientists are using fitness trackers and AI to detect depression with ‘80% accuracy’
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Scientists are using fitness trackers and AI to detect depression with ‘80% accuracy’

Scientists are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) for the early detection of mental health disorders such as depression and schizophrenia.Unlike, for example, kidney disease, which is relatively easy to diagnose, conditions like anxiety or depression have no specific biomarkers that can be picked up with a simple test.Patients with the same mental disorder can present many different symptoms, which can make it challenging for physicians to diagnose them early and accurately.Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore are developing an AI-driven diagnostic toolkit that could help solve the problem.AI’s ability to process large datasets efficiently is helping them spot the signs of various mental health conditions and determine whether a patient’s menta...