UIC: App That Tracks Bipolar Manic, Depressive Episodes Wins Award

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      Julia Bernd

      Summary: Describes BiAffect, an iOS app that monitors patterns in users’ keypad use to detect whether they are having manic or depressive episodes.

      Link: https://news.uic.edu/app-that-tracks-bipolar-manic-depressive-episodes-wins-award

      Possible Discussion Questions:

      • What are some potential long-term benefits to users of this app?
      • If you had bipolar disorder, what questions or concerns might you have about this app before deciding to use it?
        • About accuracy?
        • About privacy?
      • What are some advantages of this app over monitoring by a trained psychologist or psychiatrist?
      • What are some disadvantages of the app, in comparison with a trained professional?
      • This app was developed in response to the Mood Challenge contest, which specifically challenges participants to develop for Apple’s ResearchKit platform.
        • What are some potential advantages to encouraging medical software development around a specific platform?
        • What are some disadvantages?

      Connecting to the CSP Framework:

      • LO 7.1.1 Explain how computing innovations affect communication, interaction, and cognition.
        • EK 7.1.1N The Internet and the Web have changed many areas, including e-commerce, health care, access to information and entertainment, and online learning.
      • LO 7.2.1 Explain how computing has impacted innovations in other fields.
        • EK 7.2.1A Machine learning and data mining have enabled innovation in medicine, business, and science.
      • LO 7.3.1 Analyze the beneficial and harmful effects of computing.
        • EK 7.3.1A Innovations enabled by computing raise legal and ethical concerns.
        • EK 7.3.1G Privacy and security concerns arise in the development and use of computational systems and artifacts.
    • #3283

      thanks for sharing its really helpful , keep sharing 🙂

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